- Senator Ahmad Lawan has said security chiefs should live up to their expectations or be shown the way out
- The Senate leader made the statement on Sunday, June 21, shortly after he attended a security meeting with President Buhari
- Lawan said the National Assembly supports the allocation of more resources to the security agencies with a view to improving security
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Nigeria’s Senate president, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has said any security chief who fails to live up to expectation should be relieved of his duties if he refuses to go.
The Senate leader made the statement on Sunday, June 21, shortly after he attended a security meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Daily Trust reported.
He told reporters that the country is facing and serious security challenges and that effort is needed to improve the security situation in the country.
Lawan said the National Assembly supports the allocation of more resources to the security agencies with a view to improving security.
He said the Nigerian military and paramilitary agencies need more manpower to check insecurity in the country.
He pointed out that the security agencies need more resources to handle the security situation especially in the northern part of the country.
Lawan said service chiefs must sit up because Nigerians can’t just go on without any time frame for when the security issues would be resolved.
Meanwhile, a security expert and public affairs commentator, Terrence Kuanum, has attributed the incessant cases of violence and bandit attacks in parts of northern Nigeria to the activities of failed politicians.
Kuanum said these politicians are only focused on painting the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in a bad light.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Sunday, June 21, Kuanum said information available to him indicates that most of the cases of violence and banditry in northern Nigeria are politically motivated.
He said these criminal activities are sponsored by those who contested and lost against the ruling party in recent elections.
According to him, the failed politicians believe that by sponsoring violence and other acts of criminality they would be de-marketing the Buhari presidency so as to put them in power instead of contesting in 2023.
Kuanum said information at his disposal indicates that many of the failed politicians are not happy with the gains made by the military against insurgents and criminals in recent times.
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