Business owners are worried by the current security challenges. Some of them ENCOMIUM Weekly spoke with admitted things could get worse if something serious is not done to check the ugly situation.
TOYIN OYEDOLA, Teetop Entertainment
It is so unfortunate we found ourselves in this security challenges. We found ourselves in a situation where we can’t predict what will happen next, may God help us.
Yes of course, business only thrives where there is security of lives and property. The situation in the country is affecting businesses and I want the government to do something about it.
Government should go ahead and negotiate with those formenting trouble in the country if that is the solution.
KEHINDE TOWOBOLA, ShotVision Productions
The situation in the country now is appalling. However, it is not a time to trade blames rather every hand must be on deck to tackle this menace.
In a lot of ways, in years past we make a lot of money in this type of business but now because of the situation in the country our profit margin has reduced.
There should be total vigilance on the part of the populace, we should also try to help the security agencies with information.
OLAITAN OYEBOLA, Source Events Companies
I think this is the time for Nigeria to let the cat out of the bag. This is the right time for us to address the issue of insecurity with joint effort. The state of security is nothing to write home about, with these bombings here and there. We need collective effort.
Through God’s grace, it has no effect or any security threat on my business. I advice my customers to cautiously choose locations and venues where our event services are rendered with no interruption.
I think all stakeholders should get the perpetrators and woo the sponsors back to the table for dialogue. With that, many lives would be saved.
LINDA AMARA, Linda’s Pot
It is quite unfortunate that Nigeria is now bedeviled with intractable insecurity challenges. It is really affecting business but God has been with us. More serious efforts should be made to stem the tide of insecurity.
To be realistic, our security situation is nothing to write home about. And the evidence is all over the place. That’s why it’s very difficult for business to thrive. Investors are not willing again to do anything. They are afraid of trading with their money where nothing is secured. The adverse effect is what’s affecting the entertainment industry.
The federal government needs to put its priorities right by ensuring security becomes number one on its agenda.
PRINCESS CHINEKE, Beacon Models
These are difficult times for Nigeria as a nation. But I am confident we would overcome it. I don’t think it’s affecting my own business since I don’t operate in the North.
Government at all levels and security agencies, however have to work harder to protect lives and property of Nigerians and foreigners too.
I think we should be ashamed of ourselves in this country. For a small group of people to be terrorizing a whole nation and be claiming lives on a daily basis, and yet nothing concrete has been done by our government.
It’s not a good thing at all. All business owners are in fear all the time. The same thing affects those of us in the entertainment sector. Financial support is no longer coming for fear of not being able to recoup the money. Security challenges have affected every facet of human endeavour not business only. It’s sad.
TUNMISE OGUNBEKUN, X5 Media Concepts
The state of security in Nigeria is getting worse every day. People can no longer sleep with their eyes closed. The rate at which it deteriorates calls for drastic change.
I think what should be done is that corruption should be tackled head on.