Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege has asked Nigerians to unite with President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to end the security challenge in the country.
Ovie, who particularly reached out to politicians to stop politicising security matters, said it is now compulsory for all hands to be on deck to resolve things.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Owede Agbajileke, Omo-Agege aired his voice in Abuja at a national discourse on ‘Peace, Security, Unity and National Reconciliation’.
The statement read, “Rather than brood and curse over these vices, let us join hands to proffer solutions. These vices are creations of men and as such the solutions cannot be above man. As we know, internal security is mainly exclusive to the central government, and the President has stated that the federal government is addressing the issue with the governments of the states. at all levels. For the states themselves, they can pursue policies that emphasize on those good things that bind us together and avoid those that tend to divide us.
“This should be the same for all types of groups in Nigeria, be they ethnic, religious. Civil Society Organisations. Non-Governmental Organisations, student groups and all other forms of pressure groups. Even with the private sector, it is a veritable form of social responsibility all over the world for business organisations to promote peace and security around them. It is only where there is peace and security that business can truly thrive”.
“On our part in the National Assembly we will continue to pay attention to your views and also legislate on those aspects of our existing laws where amendments are needed. New laws to address areas of lacunae will also be enacted as they are identified. I am now calling on us all to help identify such gaps.”