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Insecurity: Femi Gbajabiamila, Ahmad Lawan, say Nigeria is on fire


Enoch Oyedibu


The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila have said in a summit organised by the Houses’ Special Committee chaired by the speaker that Nigeria is on fire judging by the haphazardly state of its security.

Gbajabiamila said, “Today, at this time in our national history when insecurity threatens the authority of the state and the foundations of our nationhood, we just confront the realisation that our previous and current approaches to addressing the challenges of insecurity have not yielded the desired results.

“Our national house is on fire and the people we serve rightly expect that we will devote all our energies and resources to trying to improve the future, rather than be paralysed in the present. It is by the work we do now that we can redeem ourselves and save our beloved country. This summit is solution-driven.”

Furthermore, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan also reels in his goodwill message that “I want to say here that Nigeria is at a crossroads today. The very essence of the existence of this country is under serious threat.

“I believe that these are threats not only to those areas but the entire nation. And our Armed Forces are doing their best.”

However, Lawan infer for a review of the rules guiding procurements by the security agencies. Appealing that the National Assembly will work with the executive and observe on how to review the structure of the nation’s security system for better repertoire.

Worthy of note, the summit have in attendance, President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by the Secretary General of the Federation; Boss Mustapha, President of the Senate; Ahmed Lawan, Speaker of the house; Femi Gbajabiamila, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning; Zainab Ahmed.

Also, service chiefs were present, including the representative of Chief of Army Staff, the late Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.

Buhari, in his speech through SGF, said “security has become a major subject of concern at global, regional and national levels.

“Our nation has had to grapple with various forms of internal security issues over the past decade in all geopolitical zones. Addressing them effectively to restore safety, peace and security, therefore remains the responsibility of all Nigerians in and out of public office and our democratic Institutions.”

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