- Senators from top political parties in Nigeria are now voicing out on the unbearable state of security in the country
- Two lawmakers, Ike Ekweremadu and Smart Adeyemi, from PDP and APC respectively have suggested that the National Assembly should be shut down
- Ekweremadu and Adeyemi made this call on Tuesday, April 27
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The firm position of some Nigerian senators during the red chamber's plenary on Tuesday, April 27, is that the National Assembly should be shut down.
This was the suggestion of Ike Ekweremadu, a former deputy Senate president and Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Premium Times reports.
Both federal lawmakers made this submission in reaction to a motion sponsored by Senator Sani Musa from Niger state.
Ekweremadu said at such a desperate time as this, there is no need for the federal government to feel ashamed in seeking and securing help from foreign nations in the area of security.
“Time has come for us to, if possible, shut down this Senate and find a lasting solution to this.”
On his part, Adeyemi said that although he is a staunch member of the APC, it is time to tell President Muhammadu Buhari the truth.
Questioning how annual allocations for security are being used, he pointed out that the president should not wait for the entire country to be on fire before doing the needful.
Adeyemi cried out:
"Let nobody deceive us. A lot of billions of naira have been voted for security services. Nothing is coming out of it. We wouldn’t wait until our nation gets burned. Let us shout and call for foreign support.
“The president must know that this is a bad time for our nation. We must look for foreign support to save this nation. They are killing people in the east, west, north, and south. We should shut down the National Assembly."
Meanwhile, Adeyemi had said that the state of Nigeria's insecurity was actually worse than the civil war of 1967-1970.
Adeyemi made this remark during his submission at the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, April 27.