President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmed Lawan has given assurance that the presidency and National Assembly are working hard to ensure adequate security for all within the next two months.
Senator Ahmed who spoke to newsmen after visiting President Muhammadu Buhari today, February 22, said: “I believe that between now and probably, the next two months, there will be a lot of activities to ensure that we secure the country; to cover and secure environments for people to lead a very normal life.
“Mr. President, to discuss the issue of security of our nation. And in fact, there is nothing more important today or more topical, than the security of Nigeria.
“We had a very extensive discussion on the security of all parts of Nigeria, and how we should go about improving the situation.
“Nobody would like to see the kind of thing that we experience in various parts of the country in the form of insecurity. “We have to secure the environment for them to earn the means of livelihood. We would like to see our farmers go back to farms before the rains start to come. And this means we have to secure the rural parts of Nigeria as well as the urban centres because we need businesses to flourish.”
The Senate stressed that the government is headed in the right direction.
“You recall that the National Economic Council approved of taking some funds from the excess crude accounts with a view to giving more sources to our armed forces.
“This is a commendable effort and we are ready to help with appropriation to ensure that we buy those we acquire those security.
“We believe that this is also going to help empower and build the capacity of other security agencies like the police because the police need to be there.
“They’re supposed to maintain the internal security. The police should be there to to stay put and make sure there is law and order.”