Town planners must be included in security fabric of Nigeria–War Veteran
Rtd. Maj. Gen. Alabi Isama, a Veteran of Nigerian Civil war has advised on the need to include town planners when considering the security of towns, cities and the nation as a whole.
Isama gave the advice on Tuesday in Ilorin, during his opening remarks at the Launching of a book, birthday celebration and retirement of Alhaji Alabi Kazeem-Ebo, former Parmenent Secretary Kwara Ministry of Works.
Isama elaborated on the sojourn of Kazeem-Ebo as a town planner, adding that in planning and design of roads and buildings, there is need to construct helipads for landing of helicoters.
He explained that such design can help security personnel in thier operation in fighting insecurity.
“Town planners must begin to see the future. Places where helicopters can land can be created, so that it can help in effective landing of helicopters to help fight insecurity,” he said.
Similarly, Isama observed that the celebrant is reknown in pursuing education and that it is necessary for Nigerians to ensure thier children get education.
According to him, many individuals from humble beginnings were empowered into prominent families of repute in Ilorin and across Nigeria through education.
Speaking on Nigerian unity, Isama saluted Gen. Gowon, a former Head of State of Nigeria, whom he said was the initiator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program.
He asserted that the programme is largely a success story geared towards unifying the country and in nation-building and development.
In his book review, Dr Al-hassan Yahaya, a Lecturer at the Kwara College of Education, Ilorin described the book as an Authour biography which glorified motherhood and upholding family ties.
He stated that the book also chronicled the sojourn of the authours birth, quest for education and life history.
Yahaya added furthermore that the book laid emphasis on reaching-out to help other people, adding that the authour showed how important it is to touch the lives of many for the better.
In his reaction, Alhaji Alabi Kazeem-Ebo, the Authour declared his love and admiration for his mother, whom he said was the source of inspiration.
He said the book chronicles his attitude towards family, education, politics and life in general.
The Authour lay emphasis on motherhood and their importance in child formation in Nigeria, while advising people to keep family ties and be dedicated towards service to humanity.