The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday expressed concern about the spate of insecurity in the country.
Gbajabiamila’s concern is contained in the speech he delivered at a two-day workshop on promoting effective legislation and oversight of the security sector in Nigeria, organised by the House Committee on National Security and Intelligence in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation, according to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi.
The statement entitled, ‘All Arms of Government Must Work to Address Security Challenges, reads in part, “We are at this moment experiencing in many parts of our country, significant internal security challenges that have disrupted the lives of many of our citizens and led to a loss of lives and property at a scale that cannot easily be quantified.
“These internal security challenges threaten the very existence of the Nigerian state because they undermine public faith in the government’s ability to fulfil its fundamental obligation to protect the lives and property of citizens.
“Across the three arms of government, we have a shared responsibility to take all necessary actions to meet these challenges head-on. This is what the people who elected us rightly expect.”