Senate Working To Improve Nigeria’s Security Situation, Says Lawan


President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday said the National Assembly has devised a strategy that will see to the creation of institutions dedicated to providing enduring solutions to Nigeria’s security travails.

Lawan made the disclosure in his concluding remarks on three critical pieces of legislation presently before the National Assembly which seeks to establish the Nigeria Civil Defence Academy; a bill to give legal backing to the Nigeria Police Academy; and another to establish a Commission against the proliferation of small arms and weapons.

According to the Senate President, the National Assembly remains committed to ensuring that the security situation in the country improves.

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“For the last two weeks or so, or even more, the Senate has been discussing and debating on security related motions for days.

“This is our commitment to our country. We want to see the security situation improve, and that is why we are doing this.

“We are dealing with this by trying to institutionalize certain situations that will provide enduring arrangements and solutions to the situation we face today.

“So, we will push this to ensure that we pass all these bills, and I’m sure Mr. President will assent to these bills because of all the three or four bills taken today and are security related, none of them is frivolous or simply a bill trying to play to the gallery.

“They are bills that are so important to the security architecture of this country, and infact when you talk about training, it is key and central to getting the kind of competent and qualified security personnel,” Lawan said.

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