The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, has said that he would stop at nothing to ensure that normalcy and security is restored to states faced by challenges such as kidnapping, insurgency, banditry and militancy in good time.
Lawan, in a statement from his media office, while speaking to journalists in his home town Gashua on Saturday said, “About the issue of security, I think the National Assembly has done quite a lot in that area working with the Executive arm of government and, recently, on Monday or so, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and I met with Mr. President, and the centre of our discussion was the security of the country”.
“How do we engage the security of this country? It has been a nagging issue, but it is not an issue that cannot be solved.
“With the appointment of the new service shiefs, we have seen newer strategies and Mr. President and the National Assembly will be working to provide more resources in the supplementary budget which the presidency will submit sometime maybe this month to the National Assembly”.
The statement reiterated that the National Assembly is prepared to give every possible resource to the security agencies to fight and restore normalcy to every part of the country, whether it is insurgency, banditry, militancy or kidnapping.
Moving further, he said, “We believe that we need to have security before life can be better, because you can’t do anything or attract direct foreign investments, even farming becomes impossible in some states because of the level of insecurity.’’