The newspaper reviews for Tuesday, February 4, reports about the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo comments on security as well and the meeting the leadership of the National Assembly had with President Buhari over insecurity in the country.
The Nation newspaper reports that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that the federal government will buy more arms and also recruit more men into the armed forces to battle insecurity.
The vice president made the statement on Monday, February 3, when clergymen under the auspices of Arewa Pastors Forum for Peace paid him a visit at the presidential villa, The Nation newspaper reports.
Osinbajo’s spokesman Laolu Akande, stated that the vice-president noted that the government was doing everything that needs to be done over insecurity in the country.
“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,” Osinbajo was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, the leadership of the National Assembly on Monday, February 3, met with President Muhammadu Buhari over the security challenges facing the country.
Vanguard newspaper reports that the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan said the state of insecurity in the country had reached a tipping point. Lawan, after meeting with the president told reporters that the meeting discussed issues of security in the country.
The Guardian newspaper reports that Gbajabiamila acknowledged the concerns raised by Nigerians over the insecurity. He said something drastic had to be done about the security situation.
This Day newspaper also reported about the security meeting between the president and the leadership of the National Assembly.
Still on security, the Nigeria police have disclosed that community policing service would be purely voluntary.
The Punch newspaper reports that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has disclosed that the constables to be recruited in the community policing service would not receive any salary.
The newspaper stated that IGP Adamu has directed state police commands to set up screening committees for the recruitment of community policing constables.
The police boss has asked all state commissioners of police, assistant commissioners of police and divisional police officers to work with community leaders in their domains to screen volunteers who would be engaged in community policing.
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