The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, has raised an alarm over the security challenges in various parts of the country. Lawan, who spoke during Tuesday’s plenary at the Senate chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja, decried that the recent loss of lives recorded in the country was worrisome.
“My distinguished colleagues, the security situation in our country requires serious attention and due consideration by the Senate and indeed the National Assembly,” he told the senators in his welcome speech after the lawmakers resumed from their six-week recess.
The Senate President added, “Recently, the security in the country has deteriorated and the attendant loss of lives is not acceptable. “We need to secure the lives and property of our citizens, as enshrined in our Constitution. We all are witnesses to how our economy is also affected by the inclement security situation.”
Senator Lawan believes there is a need to speedily seek for solutions to fix the security problems the country is grappling with. He also hinted that lawmakers in the Senate chambers were working to engage the Federal Government on the implementation of the nation’s security strategy.