- President Muhammadu Buhari is concerned about the state of the nation's security, the leadership of the National Assembly has said
- The president was also advised on the need to increase funding for the Nigeria Police
- According to the principal officers of the National Assembly, there is also a need for recruitment of Police officers in the country
Nigeria's Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, have assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari is concerned about the security of the nation.
The Lawan and Gbajabiamila while speaking to journalists at the State House on Monday, February 3, after a closed-door meeting with the president said the president was informed on the need for increased funding for the Nigeria Police.
The duo said they also called on the president to consider the recruitment of more personnel into the Nigeria Police to tackle the current security challenges.
Gbajabiamila said the House of Representatives has already constituted a committee involving the two arms of government and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to periodically review the issue of security across the country.
Also speaking, Lawan said the ongoing security challenge would require close collaboration between security agencies in the country.
The meeting was targeted at addressing the issue of insecurity in the country following rising insurgents' attacks, kidnappings among many other criminal activities across Nigeria.
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