The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan says that the Ninth Senate will summon the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to brief the upper chamber on efforts in progress to address the escalating cases of insecurity in the country.
Senator Lawan, in a speech delivered to welcome lawmakers back from a six-week recess, said as part of measures to reform the country’s security architecture, the National Assembly would engage the Executive arm of government on the need for the immediate implementation of the recently launched National Security Strategy (NSS).
He disclosed that the Ninth National Assembly would vigorously pursue the implementation of community policing as a way of tackling the growing spate of killings and kidnappings across states in Nigeria.
“The security situation in our country requires serious attention and due consideration by the Senate and indeed the National Assembly. “Recently, the security in the country had deteriorated and the attendant loss of lives is not acceptable. We need to secure the lives and property of our citizens, as enshrined in our constitution”.
The Senate President while decrying what he described as the high level of inefficiency in the power sector said that the National Assembly would as a matter of urgency prioritize reforms in Power, Agricultural and Solid Minerals sectors, so as to shore-up efficiency and enable diversification of the Nigerian economy.