- The federal government has been asked to adopt new strategies that could permanently address the insecurity in the north
- The governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, made the call on Friday, May 17
- Shettima commends the federal government for the steps taken to curb insecurity, but says more still needs to be done
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state has asked the federal government to adopt new strategies that could permanently address the insecurity in the north.
The call was made on Friday, May 17, at a meeting of the Northern States Governors Forum (NGSGF), which was held at the Kaduna government house, the Cable reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Shettima said he and his colleagues will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to brainstorm on the issue when the president returns from Saudi Arabia.
Noting that some steps have been taken by the federal government to curb insecurity, he said more still needs to be done.
Shettima said: "Although the forum had implemented quiet some measures in the last few years to tame the insecurity in the region, a lot still needs to be done.
“The steps taken by the federal government are quite commendable. I would like to, therefore, express our gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari, for his quick response to the issues of insecurity in the region which of recent seem to be deteriorating.
”We appeal to the federal government to restrategise and come up with measures that could deal with the situation more permanently.
”We are arranging, as a family, to meet Mr. President upon his return from Saudi Arabia to cross pollinate ideas and come up with a robust solution to the challenges facing the north in terms of insecurity.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu called on President Muhammadu Buhari to throw his weight behind calls for state police in order to solve the issue of insecurity in Nigeria.
In a statement by Ekweremadu's special adviser on media, Uche Anichukwu, the lawmaker made the call in Abuja on Thursday, May 16, at the opening of a two-day conference on the implementation of autonomy of state legislature and state judiciary.
Ekweremadu blamed the rising security challenges on unitary police system entrenched in the Nigerian constitution.
The deputy Senate president said a National Police Service Commission (NPSC) should be established to monitor the activities of the state police.
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