- A lot of concerns are being raised with Nigeria's increasing insecurity
- One of the key questions asked in this regard is what are security votes used for?
- The question was recently asked the federal and state governments by a former minister of sports, Solomon Dalung
Solomon Dalung, a former minister of sports (2015 - 2019) under President Muhammadu Buhari's first administration, has raised concerns over growing insecurity in Nigeria.
On his Facebook page on Thursday, June 11, Dalung raised concerns over the fact that the increasing rate of insecurity in some parts of the northern region has changed the way people live there.
The former minister questioned the federal and state government on accountability in the issue of security votes slated for the protection of lives and properties.
He asked: "So much as our security forces have been paying the supreme price at different locations in this country in fighting these criminals, these pictures have opened another chapter of great concern and it’s important to ask what are the huge security votes used for?"
Dalung, therefore urged government at all levels to take responsibility and do the needful, so that an end can be put to this menace.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Northern Youth Coalition (NYC) had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office as a result of the growing level of insecurity in the country.
The group said it was high time the president left the office before the country's situation becomes similar to that of Somalia.
The group's national convener, Muhammed Ishaq, said in Abuja on Wednesday, February 12, that the security situation has worsened significantly so much that it is now similar to what was experienced during the administration of Buhari's predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan.
Ishaq said that the former administration was ousted because of its inability to effectively tackle Nigeria's insecurity.
He said President Buhari has failed to fulfil his promise of restoring peace to the country, particularly the northeast, after five years in power.
Ishaq said the current security situation is either worse than the Jonathan administration or it is not different from the previous government.
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