Nigeria is on Fire, its Existence Under Threat: Gbajabiamila, Lawan Cry out

Nigeria is on Fire, its Existence Under Threat: Gbajabiamila, Lawan Cry out

- Concerning Nigeria's insecurity, the moment of truth is no other time but now

- This is the position taken by Femi Gbajabiamila and Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday, May 26

- Both leaders at the National Assembly have admitted that the presence of terrorists in Nigeria is threatening its existence as a nation

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The leadership of Nigeria's National Assembly (NASS) has opened up on the true state of the country's security challenges and their attendant effects.

During a summit organised by the House of Representatives' special committee on security on Wednesday, May 26, the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, lamented over the increasing activities of bandits and terrorists in Nigeria, Punch reports.

Nigeria is on Fire, its Existence under Threat, Gbajabiamila, Lawan Cry out
Gbajabiamila said Nigerians are looking up to their leaders in the issue of insecurity (Photo: @DrAhmadLawan)
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Gbajabiamila noted that at such a time when insurgency is shaking the foundation of the country, it is proper to admit that the efforts to tackle insecurity have so far not yielded the desired results.

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The speaker of the lower chamber opened up that Nigeria as a national entity is on fire and its people are expecting a lot from the legislature, The Cable also reported.

His words:

“Our national house is on fire, and the people we serve rightly expect that we will devote all our energies and resources to trying to improve the future, rather than be paralysed in the present..."

Echoing Gbajabiamila's fears, Lawan, on his part, said the nation is currently at a crossroads with attacks on almost all regions.

Without mincing words, the Senate boss declared:

“I want to say here that Nigeria is at a crossroads today. The very essence of the existence of this country is under serious threat."

However, Lawan commended the Nigerian Armed Forces for its bravery in dealing with the menace and facing terrorists head-on.

Meanwhile, Senator Clifford Ordia of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) called on the federal government to overhaul Nigeria's security architecture, warning that no one was safe anymore in the country.

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Ordia said this after an armed gang attacked his convoy while he was returning from Edo to Abuja on Monday, April 26.

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The federal lawmaker representing Edo state central told journalists on Wednesday, April 28, that the gunmen opened fire on his convoy along the Okene-Lokoja road in Kogi, injuring three of his security aides.


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