Lagos, Nigeria – Nigeria Police Force has warned the youths against get-rich-quick syndrome, saying it is the cause of the criminal activities in the country.
The sound warning was made through the public relations officer (FPRO) CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who stated this in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Adejobi strongly admonished Nigerians to take positive steps towards reforming the society by taking cue from an inside-out strategy.
He said this in a paper on “Insecurity and Get-rich-Quick Syndrome: Implications for the Nigerian Society” at a public lecture held by the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta.
Speaking on the role played by all societal parties which entrenches the get-rich-quick mentality in its members, particularly the youths who fall under the generation Y and Z, the FPRO called for an overhaul of the current complacent mindset of sensitive structures in contemporary Nigerian society.
The public lecture had in attendance the chief host and provost of the College, Dr. R. A. Soyele and the commissioner of police, Ogun State Police command, CP Lanre Bankole who emphasized the important role of the family, as a microcosm of the country, in tackling the menace of insecurity in the land.