- An APC lawmaker from Adamawa state, Abdulrazak Namdas, says things have gone from bad to worse in Nigeria
- Abdulrazak Namdas was reacting to the mounting insecurity in the country in the last few months
- The lawmaker also made reference to the fact that Nigeria does not have enough security personnel to tackle the insecurity in the country
The chairman, House of Representatives committee on the army, Honourable Abdulrazak Namdas has lamented the deteriorating state of insecurity in the country.
According to the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker from Adamawa state, things are getting worse.
Namdas made the comment while featuring on a Channels Television political programme on Wednesday, April 28.
He stated that there is inadequate personnel of the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Police Force, and other security agencies to tackle the crisis in the country.
“I agree that things are getting from bad to worse but let us sit together and re-strategize and see how we can solve the problem.”
He further said the National Assembly is ready to cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari in solving the myriads of security issues in Nigeria.
“I think we have to change strategy and that is why in the House of Representatives, the fact that the Speaker has decided to make a 40-man Adhoc Special Committee headed by the Speaker himself means that there is also a political will.
“This political will is not just coming from the presidency or one arm of government. The Speaker is the number four person in Nigeria and he has realised that there is a problem and that is why we want to sit down and holistically look at where the problems are.”
On his part, a renowned legal luminary, Chief Wole Olanipekun, (SAN) has expressed concerns over the rising spate of poverty and unemployment level in the country.
The Nation quoted Olanipekun as saying the hydra-headed issues of high poverty and unemployment rate among Nigerians had remained a major contributor to the rising insecurity across the country.
The senior lawyer urged public-spirited individuals to place priority on youth empowerment to complement the government’s efforts.
Meanwhile, Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday, April 27 said the federal government was insensitive to the rising cases of killings in the country and urged it to seek external support to quell the challenge.
He said that with the killings occurring daily and with heavy casualties, it had become very obvious that the Buhari-led government had been overwhelmed by the unfortunate situation.
In a related development, the British Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, has described Nigeria’s security situation as massively complex, stressing that no partnership would resolve the multiplicity of the country’s problems.
Duddridge made the comments while responding to questions from journalists attached to Nigeria's ministry of foreign affairs when he visited his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama on Tuesday, April 27.