President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Pretoria, South Africa, called for more tolerance, vigilance and heightened security in countries to ensure safety of citizens, noting that competition heralded by globalization, especially with ease in migration, will only get more intense for businesses.
He was responding to questions during a press conference at the Union Building, alongside his host, President Cyril Ramaphosa.
In a statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, the President said authorities should be more pro-active in detecting early signals of violence between competitors, while migrants and companies should adhere to the local laws of countries.
“Police must be on alert not to allow violence to escalate,’’ he said.
President Buhari said the business world had turned out more dynamic over the years, with foreigners competing with locals in businesses that were initially considered low.
He said the panacea would only be for security agencies to show more interest in market operations, players and likely areas of tensions.