By Muhammed Saheed
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, on Sunday met with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari to rub minds on the rising trend of insecurity in the country.
Lawan disclosed that more resources would be provided to the nation’s security agents so that they would fight the security challenges in the country, adding that failure to do so would lead to showing them the exit door.
The Senate President made the statement while briefing State House Correspondents after his meeting with President Buhari.
Lawan told journalists that the government must be ready to give a timeline to the security chiefs over the nations security challenges.
He said, “I think we must tell ourselves the truth that the security situation in the country, especially in the Northern part of the country, requires that we give much more resources to the security agencies.
“Those who are heading these agencies, especially the service chiefs, must sit up. If, after we provide some support, someone is found short of expectations, he should be shown the way out. This is because the lives of Nigerians are so precious and therefore must be more important than any other consideration.
“I believe that today, the most essential thing in government is to address the security challenges,” Lawan noted.
The President of the Ninth National Assembly, however, affirmed that there was need to further empower the security agencies to enable them to combat the rampaging Boko Haram sect, as well as bandits and other groups posing security challenges to the country.
According to him, “In the Senate, we believe we need to provide more resources for recruitment by the security agencies: Army, Navy, Air Force, Police, Immigration, and the paramilitary generally. We need to have more manpower or personnel, and this is not something you get on a platter. Whoever wants to make an omelette will break an egg.