- Vice President Osinbajo said the federal government will quickly recruit more soldiers to contain the security challenges in the country
- Osinbajo added that adequate resources will also be provided to empower the security personnel
- The vice president disclosed this when he received some pastors from the northern part of Nigeria
As pressure mounts on the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to address the myriads of security challenges bedevilling Nigeria, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed some plans to tackle the problem.
Osinbajo said the federal government will in due time recruit more soldiers to ensure there is adequate number of security personnel to contain the security breakdown which is threatening the unity of the country.
The vice president made this known on Monday, February 3, when he received some pastors from the northern part of Nigeria who are members of the Arewa Pastors Forum for Peace.
“We are handling security well, and as you know, including military deployment in diverse fields, like the Boko Haram in the northeast," Premium Times quoted Osinbajo as saying.
“In fact, we have to now recruit more into the army, and much faster than we ever did because we need men on the ground; resources also – to buy more arms, to buy more platforms,” he added.
He reiterated that more soldiers will be quickly recruited while adequate resources to empower them will also be provided.
Osinbajo added that the government is also looking the way of improving surveillance using modern technology apart from the conventional military solutions.
He noted that the federal government is working hard to contain the security crisis across the country just as he urged the visiting men of God to also assist by recommending ideas on how to ensure peace reign.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria's Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, assured Nigerians that President Buhari is concerned about the security of the nation.
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.
In a similar development, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has identified 37 officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army tackling the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast for a special reward.
The 37 officers, according to PR Nigeria, were selected for special recognition after the assessment of the operations of troops fighting the Boko Haram insurgents.
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