Time To Provide Adequate Security For Nigerians, Says Senate

By Ayo Kehinde


The Senate has reassured Nigerians that it would use the data and information from the proceedings of the just concluded  two-day National Security Summit organised by it Ad-hoc Committee to review the current security infrastructure in the country to improve the security sector through legislative interventions and advocacy.

  The just completed Summit sponsored by the Nigerian Senate was a strategic collaboration amongst all arms of government.  The Summit was attended by the Presidency, Security Chiefs and heads of Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

According to Senator Ahmed Lawan, Senate leader and the Committee Chairman, “the successful two-day event served as an opportunity to survey the nation’s current security situation and to place all issues on the table in an effort to find short and long term solutions to the nation’s security challenges.  Important assessment briefings were provided by the heads of security and intelligence agencies.

“Summit presenters and attendees focused on the areas of weakness that should be strengthened and the various assets at the Federal Government’s disposal, particularly, ways to strengthen security through the deployment of assets.

“The primary purpose of the Summit is to reassure citizens that all arms of government are serious about addressing insecurity and are working collaboratively to find solutions.  Out of the whole-of-government effort, Nigerians can expect a higher level of security to protect lives and property.”

He expressed its appreciation to all participants for their valuable contributions to the Summit’s success and said it provided a platform for positive collaboration  between the Executive and Legislative Branches of government.