Senate to Consider Security Report Next Week
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan says the report of its Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges may be considered next week.
He disclosed this during plenary session on Tuesday, after the consideration of a motion brought to the floor by Aishatu Ahmed, Senator representing Adamawa Central.
Lawan also says that the Upper Chamber will engage with the executive on resolutions of the Ad-Hoc Committee as contained in its report.
“It will require that we work with the House of Representatives as well as citizens. Because, I believe that citizens need to be taken into confidence in the fight against insecurity."
"But I believe that we are on the same page with the executive arm of government. Everybody is worried and we are going to do whatever it takes. If we have to invest so much money, so be it. Because there is nothing more important than life”, Lawan said.
Speaking on the issue, Senator Aishatu bemoaned the attack carried out by a group of insurgents on February 21 in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa state.
“Three soldiers were killed in a dastardly attack. Properties worth millions of naira were burnt including public hospitals, schools, telecommunication facilities, police stations, buses, cars, food stuffs, private properties belonging to the good people of Garkida”, she lamented.
Recall that the Senate had on January 29, set up the Ad-Hoc Committee chaired by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, to interface with security agencies on the level of insecurity in the country. The committee was to tender its report back to the upper chamber within two weeks.