Insecurity: Senators, House of Reps challenge Federal Government on state


Angry federal lawmakers tackled President Muhammadu Buhari over the pervasive insecurity in the country on Tuesday.

They decried the killings, banditry, kidnapping and insurgency across the nation.

The senators and Representatives asked the President to “rise up to the occasion”, to save the country from disintegration.

The lawmakers poured out their hearts during yesterday’s sittings.

While the Senate took up the issue at plenary during a debate on the motion on urgent national importance moved by Senator Muhammed Sani Musa (Niger East) – the state where Boko Haram has hoisted its flag after sacking many villagers – the House of Representatives had their debate during an Executive session.

However, All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said the President needs understanding and cooperation to terminate insecurity.

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Speaking after a meeting with the President on Monday night at his residence inside the Aso Villa, Tinubu said: “There is no President who will want his country in chaos…There is no one that will want his citizens exposed to banditry and danger.”

Senator Smart Adeyemi painted a gory picture, saying: “the nation is on fire.” He called on the President to “rise to the occasion”.

“We wouldn’t wait until our nation gets burnt. Let us shout and call for foreign support. I am an APC man and I’ve been supporting my party, but the President should get to know it has got to a point that we who are supporters and members of the APC can no longer keep quiet.”

Adeyemi added: “The President must rise to the occasion. You will not see the truth and you are afraid to say it because you will die?

Senator Opeyemi Bamidele said he was “not convinced that Mr. President is aware of everything that is happening.”

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