The Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has stated that the antidote to crime and insecurity is economic development.
The minister made this known while delivering a lecture to students of the National Defence College programme in Abuja today.
“The only way the army can rest and the police can do their job effectively is when the economy begins to grow. When people are properly engaged with different activities, they won’t think of engaging in criminal activities, he said
“The Army is not supposed to give internal security but the Police is overwhelmed by the level of crime rate, hence the Army has consistently been rescuing Nigerians,” Amaechi added.
He furthermore noted that it was the strategy he used in tackling insecurity in Rivers State when he was Governor.