INSCURITY: Don’t Be Ashamed to Seek Help From Outside, Ekweremadu Advises FG

By Editor on 21/04/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,513

Ekweremadu
Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has advised the Federal Government not to be ashamed to seek help from outside the country in order to bring the wanton killings all over the nation to an end immediately.

Ekweremadu made the call while summing up the debate on the motion by Senator Suleiman Adokwe on the recent killings in Nasarawa South Senatorial District.

The Senator, who presided over the plenary said: “The primary purpose of government anywhere in the world is the preservation of lives and property of citizens. So, if citizens are being killed, we owe a responsibility as a parliament to never stop or get tired of speaking about it until the killings stop. Senators from different parts of the country; from east to west; for north to south; from all parts of the country and we are united in condemning the killings.

“Let me quickly send our condolences to Senator Suleiman Adokwe and his people and all the other Senators, who lost their dear constituents in this orgy of killings that is going on throughout the country.

“But I just ask myself; assuming this was happening in America, Britain or France, would it have taken all this time to resolve? No; not even in South Africa here. It appears that we are taking so many things here for granted here.

“So, I think the time has come for us to seek help from other countries as somebody has suggested here. We should not be ashamed to ask for help; we should not. We should not be reluctant to come out openly and say we need help because what we have now is a global village.

“We cannot be asking people to come here and invest their money. They will not, unless we tackle the security challenges effectively. Let us ask them to come here and help us solve our security problem. If we solve our security problem, they will come here on their own. We all need to tackle the issue of security first, and fast too”.

Ekweremadu reminded his colleagues that there would be nobody to represent if the killings continued unchecked.

“We are representatives of the people. So, if they kill everybody, we will have nobody to represent. This issue of security is more important than any anything else we do here. If it gets to a level where we have to shut down this National Assembly and sit down with the executive for as long as it takes to solve the problem, we would have to do that. We must have a country before we even talk about election”, he added.

Meanwhile, the Senate has directed the armed forces and the police to immediately stop the carnages and restore normalcy all over the country.

It also directed its Ad Hoc Committee on Security to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the mayhem.

Posted 21/04/2018 07:20:38 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
FG moves to avert strike, to pay petrol...

TRAGEDY: 22 students perish as school bus runs...

INEC announces presidential election results today

My VP role won’t conflict with Gov. Obiano,...

Lagos Assembly threatens to impeach Ambode, summons gov...

Igbos have no regrets for not supporting Buhari...

Enugu APC accuses ENSIEC of sabotage as voters...

Army unmasks new deadly Islamic sect, Hakika

Contempt: Court jails Uwazuruike one month

US Universityy appoints Ekweremadu Full Professor

Gunmen kill man, wife in Anambra

Ohanaeze denies sabotaging Buhari’s campaign

 

Latest News Tambuwal, Lalong, Ganduje, Ortom win re-election as governors PDP candidate Bala Mohammed wins Bauchi governorship election What we expect Buhari to do, by Yoruba elders Appeal Court sets aside Zamfara APC Guber, Assembly primaries Head Nursing Services Psychiatric Hospital Enugu shot dead Buhari receives report on Minimum Wage funding Rivers State AAC Deputy Governorship Candidate withdraws from 2019 Governorship Election, defects to the PDP Figures were written during the presidential election - Shettima alleges, blames INEC Gunmen shoot Returning Officer in Benue Obasanjo: Those opposing Atiku’s election petition are enemies of Nigeria Igbo leaders restate commitment to Nigeria's restructuring Igbos have no regrets for not supporting Buhari –Ohanaeze

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (8,099 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (7,949 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (7,631 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (6,999 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (6,119 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (5,920 views) Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention (4,974 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (4,928 views) Prince Arthur Eze canvasses support for Buhari, Ugwuanyi (4,879 views) Israel serves quit notice to African illegal migrants (4,848 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (4,828 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (4,806 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (990) EDITORIAL (7) POLITICS (428) SOCIETY (106) SPORTS (15) BUSINESS (252) HEALTH (16) EDUCATION (20) INTERNATIONAL (32) ENTERTAINMENT (9) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (10)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands