AHMED LAWAN: THE INSECURITY IN NIGERIA IS BECOMING FRIGHTENING ON LIFE AND ECONOMY..

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said that the level of insecurity in the country is “frightening.”

Speaking during a meeting between the leadership of the Senate and security chiefs on Wednesday August 3, Lawan said insecurity is on the rise even though the Muhammadu Buhari administration has invested so much in security than its predecessors.

According to him, the situation is affecting Agriculture, direct foreign investments and crude oil production.

He said;

 

“ This Senate particularly and indeed the previous sessions of the National Assembly generally, have shown serious commitment and partnership with the Executive arm of government.

“As far as I can remember, there has never been an administration in this country, especially since the Fourth Republic started in 1999, that invested so many resources in the security of this country like this present administration.

”We believe that as a National Assembly, we have always met this Executive at the right position, at the right time, most especially when it concerns investment in the security of life and property in Nigeria.

“We have also, in our individual capacities as committees of the National Assembly and in fact, as a National Assembly, shown concern about the security situation.

”The security of any country cannot be 100 percent satisfactory but of course, there is a level at which no country can be comfortable with insecurity.

“Ours has lingered. We had hoped that by this time, the security situation would have been far better and Nigeria would have made more progress not only in the area of security but also in the area of the economy which is tied to the security situation.

”I believe that all security agencies and armed forces have been doing their best but apparently we have to do more to achieve what we desire.

“There are, of course, several arguments whether the resources available to our Armed Forces and our security agencies are enough or not.

”Definitely not enough. I don’t know of any country where there is enough really. But even within the scarcity that we have, this administration and this National Assembly have always prioritised the security of our country.

“This particular session of the interaction between us is to look into where we are today and probably this current position where we are is most frightening because it is like there is nowhere to hide and nowhere to go.

“Insecurity is everywhere. And it is coming to the point of dislocating the security situation where the government is quartered. We will review all strategies and see what more we have to do.

“Our population is largely peasant. Most of our people are in the rural areas and they live their lives by going to farms. In many parts of the country today, that is a Herculean task.

“My belief is that we can do better to secure the rural areas. The so-called ungoverned space. At least for our population who go to farms to earn their living.

“Where our agricultural productivity is drastically going down, that will complicate the security situation because the most ordinary Nigerians care more about what he or she or what the family will eat. And of course, all other things are secondary.

“We have problems with our economy to some extent because of insecurity. No foreign direct investment or not as much as we would ordinarily attract to our country.

“The level of oil theft is of industrial scale today and many of the oil companies, especially the oil majors don’t feel the environment is secured enough for them to continue with their business. Our oil will be useless if there is no room for us to export and earn revenue.

“The government may find it difficult to provide services if something is not done.

”Our crude is stolen at such a  high scale and that means our revenue is drastically going down.

”I hope that our discussions will give us the opportunity to consider other things or other areas or ideas that we didn’t have before.”

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Anonymous about 3 hours ago

Ewu!

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Anonymous about 2 hours ago

The Level of Corruption gave birth to the level of insecurity. You are all in trouble. Hide in your toilets and your mansions built with proceed of blood

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Anonymous about 2 hours ago

This is not a case of insecurity…there’s war going on in the country

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Anonymous about 2 hours ago

Na real ewu him be. So na now his day just break ba? Useless goat and rubber stamp senate leader.

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Anonymous about 2 hours ago

It’s frightening because they are getting to the police bosses who are supposed to be protecting the country and specifically you and other senate members and killing them, it is frightening sir because they are getting to the rich and moving into Abuja. They are tired of killing the poor villagers in the north … they clearly do that for attention and fun. … something serious needs to be done…. First you need to pick up the shiek who was boldly speaking for and supporting these terrible people then he needs to talk talk and talk… the heavy weight behind all this need to be exposed and dealt with. You cannot be moving millions of naira in accounts at once and they are unable to track where the money is going… that is not possible. So the head of central bank also has some explaning to do. Biko I am tired… let me just chill in my obodo oyinbo

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Anonymous about 1 hour ago

Ewu Gambia! You and your cohorts keep approving loans for Buhari so much that you’ve almost borrowed the country into oblivion. As if that is not bad in itself, you opened your frog eyes and let Buhari use our scarce resources to buy luxury SUVs for his Nigerien cousins. You claimed this administration has spent so much on security than his predecessors but where is the result? Where is your super tucano that cost millions of dollars, that you guys were using to make noise all over the social media? You people buy sophisticated arms only for them to end up in the hands of terrorists. It’s almost as though you guys are funding terrorism directly and openly. People get kidnapped everyday and the ineptitude gworo eating president and army chiefs cannot do anything to rescue them. The victims’ families usually have to sell their landed properties or borrow money to rescue their lived ones. And you and your colleagues cannot impeach the statue occupying aso rock? You guys are totally useless. Lawan, you’re a shameless, inefficient fool. Rubber stamp senate president.

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Anonymous about 3 hours ago

You don dey fear say dem fit kidnap you too? E don dey reach una doorstep. Who brought in the Fulani from across Africa into Nigeria? Who promised them Nigeria under the guise of RUGA? Who enabled them? Who is protecting them? Who is funding them? It all points to Buhari and the Politicians using Fulani for their ambition. Now, the snake is about to swallow its owner. Make una dey sponsor crime and be crying crocodile tears for the public to be deceived.

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Max about 1 hour ago

When you see a rich fool you go know… You people failed woefully.. your job is to impeach anyone who is not active.. you left an inactive president for this long and you are crying out loud now… Na God go judge of you that destroyed this sweet nation.. Tinubu, Amaechi, you, Onu etc..

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Anonymous about 3 hours ago

Armchair, quota system and rubber stamp Senate President. You were busy approving loans that ended in Niger Republic yet you think insecurity will stop.Mugu!

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Eugyzy about 3 hours ago

Useless senate president, you all are now talking because Dem don reach una hideout for Abuja, anywhere belle face senate president

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Anonymous about 2 hours ago

Double face animal still defending buhari.

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Ibechukwu about 2 hours ago

Tell It to your household because you have been blinded all along because of Buhari, continue it has entered into the record that you’re the worst Senate President in Nigeria’s history.

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Anonymous about 2 hours ago

Ode, dey talk. When you are part of the problem. Clearly, he is clueless like Bubu.

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Seed of money about 2 hours ago

And yet you this buffalo approved 1.4billion for Niger vehicles and yet assu has not been paid , God will punish all of you all

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Anonymous about 2 hours ago

You and your colleagues opened northern boarders and allowed your brothers ruthless and heartless Fulani criminals in Africa to take over Nigeria as if it is only them that have monopoly over violence, Nigerians are now defending their country violently against these criminals, and because of too much increased poverty, people are also violently looking for what to eat, students are idle at home, ASUU is on strike, many people are jobless. Expect more violence or resign with Buhari.

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Seed of money about 2 hours ago

So u’re so disturbed like this and yet you signed the approval? Oliriburuku ni gbo gbo yin seee

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Anonymous about 2 hours ago

How can we have people we put to run the country (and getting paid well to do so) lament like the masses? It is like taking your car to a mechanic for fixing and he/she is equally saying, “what is wrong with this car?”

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Anonymous about 2 hours ago

He wan disguise again We suppose flog you

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