The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, (SAN), has advised Nigerians to desist from ethicizing and politicizing insecurity in the country, arguing that security threats remain a global issue.
Keyamo disclosed this call on Friday, in a brief statement shared on his official Twitter page.
While referring to recent shootings in the US, Keyamo opined that insecurity was a global phenomenon that has affected every country, adding that this threat is not one to be politicized.
“Yet, another mass shooting in the USA today. The statistic in the US is astounding.
“However, it is no excuse for our state of insecurity, and it is immoral for us to compare and say ours is even lesser.
“But we should stop ethnicism and politicizing what is clearly a global phenomenon,” Keyamo tweeted.
Festus Keyamo (born 21 January 1970) is a Nigerian lawyer, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN, critic, columnist and human rights activist.
In April 2018, Keyamo was appointed as the Director of Strategic Communications (Official Spokesperson) of the 2019 re-election bid of the President of Nigeria.
He was appointed minister of state for Niger Delta ministry and later minister of state for Labour and employment. The position he presently occupies.
Keyamo was named by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC), Nigeria in July 2017 as one of the outstanding Nigerian lawyers to be awarded the rank of SAN
Festus is now in Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet. Keyamo and others named on the 2017 SAN-list were inaugurated into the elevated league of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) in September 2017.
In 2017, Keyamo was also awarded the Global Human Rights Award by the United States Global Leadership Council in Washington for his efforts over the years in respect of protection and promotion of human rights and campaigning for accountable governments in Nigeria.