Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has said the Senate might consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges next week to proffer solutions to the country’s security issues.
Ahmad revealed this during the plenary sequel to the consideration of a motion brought to the floor by Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (APC – Adamawa Central).
According to Ahmed Lawan, the Senate will discuss with the executive arm of government to take steps on the resolutions written in its report.
He added that the Upper Chamber will unite with the House of Representatives and Nigerians to make sure the security problems in Nigeria are over because the legislature is worried as well.
His words, “The Senate discussed and debated so much on the insecurity in the country and set up an Ad-Hoc Committee under the leadership of the Senate Leader.
“The Committee is working very hard, we are trying to look for solutions to the insecurity bedeviling the country. We are not going to rest on our oars until we are able to provide solutions.
“This is the essence of our being in government. Of course, it will require that we work with the House of Representatives and the Executive, as well as the citizens because I believe that the citizens have to be taken into confidence in the fight against insecurity.
“So, we will not waste any time, as soon as the report is ready, I believe by next week, probably the report will be ready. We are going to look at the report of the Ad-Hoc Committee and take those important and very viable resolutions, and engage with the executive arm of government.
“I think we are on the same page with the executive arm of government, everybody is worried, and we will do whatever it takes, and I normally say, if we have to invest so much money, so be it, because there’s nothing more important than life, even infrastructure.”
“Life is more important than anything, so we need to protect the lives of Nigerians who have sent us here.”