RISOM tasks government on risk management
The Risk Managers Society of Nigeria (RISOM), has said that before Nigeria can solve her security, social and economic development challenges, there is need to address the risk coupled with identification of everyone in the country.
This was disclosed by the President,(RIMSON) Engineer Jacob Adeosun, at the 2017 Risk Management Conference and Awards Ceremonies in Lagos. He declared that the identification of people living in the country is more important than the proposed population headcount.
According to him, “In my personal capacity, and as a matter of personal opinion, I want to call the attention of the Federal and State Governments throughout Nigeria to one major risk which I seem not to understand what is being clearly done. This is about the identification of all and every human being in Nigeria.
“At the moment, only those with international passports, drivers’ licence and national ID cards can be identified. This is not acceptable. Nigeria cannot solve her security, social and economic development challenges without this basic data under the secure control of government.
However, this should not be treated from political consideration. “In my view, this identification exercise is more important than the population headcount. And it can be efficiently and effectively done without disruption of activities over a reasonable period of time. RIMSON is available to discuss this further with the Government,” he said.
Adeosun said the 2017 conference with the theme: Risk Management and the Changing Global Paradigms is an apt choice for providing the opportunity to periscope the reality of several emerging risks in the rapidly evolving global space as well as provoking thoughts through paper presentations and discussions, on how these risks might impact individuals, corporate entities in Nigeria.