Herdsmen killings: We will hold government accountable – Saraki

By Editor on 03/07/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 875

Saraki
Saraki

Following the persistent killings across the country, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Tuesday vowed that the Senate will continue to hold the Federal Government accountable.

He said the aim was to ensure the security of all Nigerians.

He said this while addressing his colleagues as they resumed plenary on the floor of the upper legislative chambers.

Saraki also assured Nigerians that the senate will collaborate with security agencies to ensure adequate security across the country.

According to Saraki, “Distinguished colleagues, the foregoing represents something of a recap of the journey so far, and also, in a sense, maps out the challenges ahead of us, which we must face head-on. We are resuming plenary today under a pall of national anxiety and apprehension over the state of insecurity in the country. We have been alarmed at so many senseless killings of Nigerians, with the high number of casualties in Plateau being among the most egregious of late.

“In the wake of the atrocity, I led a Senate delegation to pay a condolence visit to the Governor of Plateau State and to commiserate with the people of the state. As always, our sympathies are with those who have lost loved ones in these acts of barbarity, and we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring peace and security in our country.

"As you all know, we held a Security Summit some months back, specifically to address the rising insecurity and to work out strategies in collaboration with security agencies on safeguarding Nigerian lives. Furthermore, we set up the Ad-Hoc Committee on the Review of Security Infrastructure in Nigeria, chaired by Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan; and we must now take steps to consider the Report of that committee and take forward the recommendations therein as may be appropriate. Events have shown that we were right to take these steps in response to the security challenges facing the nation at this time.

"Let me reassure Nigerians that we are as concerned as they are in the face of this challenge; and we continue to hold government accountable, in order to see to improvement in this area. In addition to the Security Summit earlier mentioned, we held briefings with Security Chiefs in a bid to better understand the problems; and have urged them to table their requests for more funds, so that the legislature can work on that aspect as well, to better equip the security forces to protect lives and property.

"Through our oversight functions, we can ensure the proper utilization of such funds and see to it that we have full accountability in the management of the current security crisis.

“I must say, once again, that the responsibility for ensuring security rests with each and every one of us. Issues of criminality are involved in these heinous acts, and the vigilance of community leaders and the average citizen is crucial, to assist the security agencies do their job. For us as the Senate, it does seem that these issues are also an indication that it is time to revisit the issue of State Police; and to devise a framework for the mopping up of the 350 million pieces of light weapons estimated to be in circulation within our borders – an alarming ratio of three weapons to one person.”

 

Posted 03/07/2018 5:27:41 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Police arrest headmaster for raping 4 school children...

Polls Reversal: Police beef up security in Zamfara...

Alleged N1.2bn fraud: Court grants Maurice Iwu bail...

PDP’ll win in Akwa Ibom even with option...

INEC slams door on PVC collection, campaigns before...

White House on a lockdown as plane violates...

NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for...

S/Court verdict: Let’s move on in interest of...

‘Mainagate’: One scandal too many for Buhari’s govt,...

Lagos APC primaries: State chairman disagrees with NWC,...

Hell fire does not exist – Pope Francis...

PDP wins rescheduled LG election in Kaduna

 

Latest News Dangote invests N63bn in Enugu-based automaker, buys 3,500 trucks Assets declaration: Court strikes out charges against Ekweremadu PDP demands review of Buhari S’Court victory, return to farm if jobless, APC replies Bill to ban plastics production in Nigeria ready soon Nigeria may face worse security problems – Buhari’s wife, Aisha Court finds Olisa Metuh guilty of all charges in N400m fraud case CBN didn’t ban domiciliary accounts deposits – Spokesman I didn’t forge NYSC exemption certificate – Bayelsa dep gov 2 feared dead, female aspirant stripped in bloody Ebonyi councillorship primaries clashes How SARS Officers Allegedly Kill Nigerian Footballer Tiyamu Kazeem in Sagamu Buhari commits constitutional breach by closing Nigeria’s land borders, lawyer tells court Boko Haram menace will end in matter of days, Says Buratai

 

Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (16,175 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (15,917 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (15,108 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (14,090 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (13,986 views) Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention (13,144 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (12,905 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (12,025 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (11,579 views) France wins 2018 World Cup Final (11,526 views) England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup final (11,475 views) Doctors in Enugu decry high personal income tax deductions (11,299 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (2,096) EDITORIAL (9) POLITICS (440) SOCIETY (117) SPORTS (24) BUSINESS (297) HEALTH (21) EDUCATION (29) ENTERTAINMENT (18) INTERNATIONAL (47) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (1) OPINION (18)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands