- Ahmad Lawan expressed concern over growing insecurity in the FCT
- The Senate president said the situation of security in Abuja has become worrisome
- Lawan said the meeting with security stakeholders is to find solution to the problem
Ahmad Lawan who is the president of the Senate has expressed worry over the security situation in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Channels TV reports that the Senate president said this when he held a meeting in his office that was attended by key officers of the Senate and security operatives on Tuesday, October 16.
Lawan said before the meeting started: “We are very concerned, like all of you are, about the level of security challenges in the FCT.”
The Senate president said the meeting was to find a solution to the economic challenges in the nation’s capital.
He noted that the meeting was a sequel to the one held a week before to engage those directly involved in the security situation of Abuja.
Those at the meeting include the national security adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno; FCT minister, Mohammed Bello; director general of Department of State Service, Yusuf Magaji Bichi; the assistant inspector general of police, Peter Ogunyanwo, who represented the inspector general of police; FCT commissioner of police, Bala Ciroma and permanent secretary in the FCT administration, Chinyeaka Ohaa.
Senators in attendance include Senate leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi; deputy Senate leader, Senator Robert Boroffice; chief whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu; deputy chief whip, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; deputy minority leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha; and minority whip, Senator Philip Aduda.
Others are: the chairman of Senate committee on national security and intelligence, Senator Abdullahi Gobir; chairman, Senate committee on FCT, Senator Abubakar Kyari; chairman, Senate committee on police affairs, Senator Haliru Jika; chairman, Senate committee on airforce, Bala Ibn Na’allah, and vice chairman, Senate committee on petroleum (Downstream), Senator Ifeanyi Ubah.
Meanwhile, the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the federal government does not play politics with the security and welfare of the citizens.
The minister made the remarks in Katsina on Tuesday, October 16, at a Special Town Hall Meeting on security (banditry, cattle rustling and kidnapping), according to a statement sent to Legit.ng by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi.
“Today's Town Hall Meeting is very unique. Since we started in 2016, this is the first time that we are having governors from the APC and the PDP as panellists.
''This is first a testimony to the fact that this federal government does not play politics with the security and welfare of citizens and, secondly, a reflection of the patriotism, commitment and nationalism of the governors, irrespective of their party affiliations," he said.
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