- Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, February 4, inaugurated a Senate adhoc committee on Nigeria security challenges
- Lawan took the decision a day after he and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, held a security meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari
- Both Lawan and Gbajabiamila assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari is concerned about the security of the nation
Following the prevailing security situation in the country, the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, February 4, inaugurated a Senate adhoc committee on Nigeria security challenges.
The special assistant to the Senate president, Abubakar Sidiq Usman, made the disclosure in a tweet.
"Happening now: President of the Senate, Distinguished Senator Ahmad Lawan inaugurating the Senate Adhoc Committee on Nigeria Security Challenges: Urgent need to restructure, review and reorganise the current security architecture," the tweet read.
Lawan took the decision a day after he and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, held a security meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Following the meeting, the Senate president and Gbajabiamila assured Nigerians that President Buhari is concerned about the security of the nation.
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.
Lawan said the ongoing security challenge would require close collaboration between security agencies in the country
Speaking on the issue, 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.
In another report, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Centre for Domestic Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution, has called on the federal, state and local government not to use force alone in the fight against insecurity and insurgency currently ravaging the country.
The NGO advised that the government should embrace peace education as a way to ensure successful integration and sustain peace in the troubled northeast region.
Briefing journalists in Abuja on Friday, January 31, the executive director of the organisation, Francis Emmanuel Adabenege, stressed that after demobilization and disarmament strategy, there is an urgent need for domestic peace education program starting from the smallest institution which is the family
On this note, he revealed that his organisation plans to educate about 1,000,000 families in the northeast region on building peace. Read The centre also used the opportunity to call for collaboration with government agencies, the private sector and other civil society organisations and well as NGOs.
In another report, 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.
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