Senator Ali Ndume asks FG to declare state of emergency on security


The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on security.

Ndume while speaking in a television interview on Monday lamented the state of insecurity in the country saying the government should prioritise the security of Nigerians.

He said,

“The earlier we prioritise this seriously and even declare a kind of state of emergency in the areas of security and welfare of citizens, the better for us because that is what the government is all about.’’

“The constitution is very clear that the purpose of government is security and welfare of its citizens. The earlier the government and people of Nigeria in all the arms of government concentrate on making sure that our country is secure and our citizens’ welfare is taken care of, the better for us.”

The lawmaker maintained that better equipment for the country’s military will aid their fight against insecurity.

“I will say it again, the purpose of government is security and welfare of the citizens. The Nigerian Army doesn’t have the number. They don’t have the equipment; they don’t have the technology that is required to solve or handle these challenges we have,” the lawmaker said.

The Senator representing Borno South Senatorial, is, however, confident that the Armed Forces have all it takes to fight insecurity.

He added, “I will say again that the Nigerian Army I know is up to the task if given what they need. And if they are given what they need, they should be given a timeline.

“As for the action taken by the army, that is an action expected of them but that goes to show in total that if the army has the number, the modern equipment that they require, they can tackle this problem within the shortest possible time.”

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