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Abdullahi, Abaribe, Others Inaugurated Into Senate Committee On Security Challenges

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, with different senators throughout the inauguration of the Senate ad-hoc committee on Nigerian Security Challenges in Abuja on February 4, 2020.

 

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has inaugurated an ad-hoc committee of the Senate to look into the present safety structure of the nation.

At the inauguration ceremony held on Tuesday in Abuja, Senator Lawan requested the 18-member committee to suggest methods to enhance the nation’s current safety state of affairs.

This comes one week after the Senate had exhaustive deliberations on the safety state of affairs within the nation and resolved to arrange a committee on ‘Nigerian Security Challenges: Urgent Need To Restructure, Review and Reorganise the Current Security Architecture.’

In his remarks, the Senate President requested the committee members to be rigorous of their task with a view to “deepen the understanding of the nature of the security crisis.”

He urged them to have a sensible evaluation of the issue and proffer workable resolution, stressing that the Constitution ensures safety of the life and property of each Nigerian and the federal government’s dedication to upholding identical.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, throughout the inauguration of the Senate ad-hoc committee on Nigerian Security Challenges in Abuja on February 4, 2020.

 

Lawan mentioned, “It is well known that Security Sector Governance (SSG) aims at elaborating rules that set standards for state and human security by applying the principle of good governance to the security sector.

“This makes security provision, oversight, and management more effective and more accountable, within the framework of democratic civilian control.”

“The Legislature also further seeks a Security Sector Reform (SSR) that will transform the security sector and assign roles and responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with democratic norms and the principles of good governance.

“These principles include respect for the rule of law, transparency, accountability, and public trust,” he added.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, with different senators throughout the inauguration of the Senate ad-hoc committee on Nigerian Security Challenges in Abuja on February 4, 2020.

 

According to the Senate President, Nigeria should provoke the method to formulate or re-orient the insurance policies, buildings, and capacities of establishments and teams engaged within the safety sector.

He believes it will make them more practical, environment friendly, accountable, and conscious of democratic management and to the safety and justice wants of the folks.

Lawan additionally charged the safety companies to offer all the mandatory cooperation for the committee to discharge its duties successfully.

He mentioned, “We don’t want a situation where security agencies will hoard information from us. What we are trying to do is to support our security agencies to function optimally.”

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, with different senators throughout the inauguration of the Senate ad-hoc committee on Nigerian Security Challenges in Abuja on February 4, 2020.

 

In his remarks, the chairman of the committee and the Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, mentioned regardless of the challenges of restricted time and funds, the committee would try to put the specified strong basis for peace and safety.

Members of the committee embody the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe; Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Sabi Abdullahi; Senator Mohammed Ndume, Senator Aliyu Wammako, Senator Dauda Jike, Senator Kashim Shettima, Senator Ibn Na’Allah, Senator George Sekibo, and Senator Ibrahim Gobir.

Others are Senator Suleiman Kwari, Senator Kabiru Gaya, Senator Gershom Bassey, Senator Stella Oduah, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Senator Abba Moro, Senator Abubakar Yusuf, and Senator Abdullahi Adamu.

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