Federal Government has called on Nigerians to avoid the temptation of giving ethnic coloration to criminal activities in the country.

Minister of the Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola gave the advice in Abuja when he received a delegation from the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) 14, of the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS), led by its Commandant, Ayodele Adeleke.

Rauf Aregbesola observed that Nigerians must equate security with the global picture of a society that emphasis the dignity of man and human development.

The Minister who condemned crime said no ethnic group in Nigeria glorifies crime and criminality.

“One thing we must all resist is the tendency of seeing crime in relation to one ethnic group or another, a criminal is a criminal no matter the ethnic group he or she belongs to. No ethnic group in Nigeria glorifies crime and criminality, so let us all condemn the crime. Our morality itself makes crime an unpopular vocation,” The Minister said.

He called on the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS), as a security training institution to develop policy analysis that would ensure adequate reorientation of an average Nigerian to see crimes and criminality as they are.

Also speaking, Commandant of the Institute, Ayodele Adeleke said that his team was in the Ministry to assist with quality suggestions and analysis on how to provide good governance for Nigerians and West African sub-region, in a better and secured environment.

RN