- More prominent Nigerians are speaking up on the mounting insecurity in the country
- Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has decried the situation in most parts of the country
- The governor, however, called for support and prayers of Nigerians over the matter
Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has decried the high state of insecurity in the country, saying that the Nigerian economy cannot achieve growth and development without a safe environment for businesses and investments to thrive.
The governor stated this on Monday, April 27 when he presided over the state's executive council at Government House, Uyo.
Governor Emmanuel bemoaned the current economic and security situation in the country, even as he called for support and prayers for the federal government and the country.
In the other business of the day, the council attended to many issues which include:
1. Leasing of the Dakkada tower, Eket Urbanization, Power for All, Dakkada Estate, Ibom Plaza Remodelling, state of reconstructed hospitals
2. Progress report for Ibom Air Company Limited
5. The state’s participation at the just concluded National Sports Festival
6. Report of the state's WAEC performance over a year on year comparison among others
Meanwhile, the Lagos state House of Assembly has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to take some bold steps including proper rejigging of the country's security architecture as well as a consideration for state police, to address the rising cases of insecurity in Nigeria.
The lawmakers made their positions known on Tuesday, April 27 when the majority leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade raised the issue at the plenary session monitored by Legit.ng.
On the same day, the House of Representatives called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately declare a state of emergency on security in Nigeria.
The lawmakers came to the conclusion after a motion on the mounting insecurity in the country was brought to the green chambers.
Similarly, Nigerian senators on Tuesday, April 27 expressed fear that Boko Haram insurgents may overrun the nation’s capital, Abuja.
The senators expressed their concerns during plenary after a motion, moved through a point of order by Senator Musa Sani from Niger state.
Sani, the senator representing Niger East senatorial district, informed his colleagues that members of the terrorist group are just some two hours away from Abuja.