- Lawmakers of the Senate have decried the growing insecurity in various Nigerian states
- The Senate warned that Nigeria's economy is currently being affected by the rising insecurity situation
- The president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, also said that the police authorities will be invited to brief and update the Senate on the progress made so far
The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, January 28, summoned the inspector general of Police, Mohammed Adamu, over the growing insecurity across states in the country.
The Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, in a welcome address to the senators after the Christmas and New Year break said the security situation in Nigeria requires serious attention and consideration of the Senate and the National Assembly as a whole.
Lawan said the present central security infrastructure has "totally failed" and there is a need for leaders to speedily seek solutions to fix the security problems facing the country.
Stating that it is the duty of those in authority to protect the lives and property of citizens in the country, Lawan said Nigeria's economy is affected by the inclement security situation.
Lawan said: “There is an urgent need for a paradigm shift and reform of the architecture and structure of our security systems. Equally important is citizen participation and collaboration in providing security."
"In this regard, the Senate will engage the executive arm of government to discuss the implementation of the recently launched National Security Strategy, NSS, 2019," Lawan said.
Lawan also noted that major stakeholders Nigeria's security system and even the Police have arrived at a consensus on the necessity of introduction of Community Policing in the country.
“The Senate is going to pursue the implementation of community policing vigorously. To this end, the police authorities will be invited to brief and update the Senate on the progress made so far," the Senate president said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, had said that the FG will continue to do its best in protecting the lives and property of Nigerians.
Mustapha said the security of lives and property would continue to be the cardinal objective of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
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