Reps promises action on security challenge

Thu, Feb 8, 2024
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THE House of Representatives, has promised immediate action by the Federal Government to address security challenges bedeviling the country.

Rep. Tajudeen Abbas, the Speaker of the House, said this when he addressed a World News Conference in Abuja on Thursday.

“As elected representatives, we acknowledge the pain and suffering of every family that has been a victim of brutal crimes and needless violence.

“Let it be known that your cries have not fallen on deaf ears, and your tears have not gone unseen.

“We stand in solidarity with every Nigerian affected and commit to deploying robust legislative measures to empower our security agencies,” he said.

He said the lawmakers were committed to ensuring justice, and restore peace and order in every part of the country.

Abbas said that President Bola Tinubu, had demonstrated unwavering commitment to improving the security situation in the country, by enhancing the capability of the armed forces.

He said that the acquisition of the state-of-the-art aircraft such as T-129 ATAK helicopter and the King Air 360 aircraft by the Nigerian Air Force was an indication of government’s commitment to investing in the security infrastructure.

He added that the step reflected a proactive stance in adapting to the dynamic challenges of modern warfare and a commitment to providing the armed forces with the best tools to defend Nigeria and its people.

“The time has come for us to demand greater transparency from our security agencies and full accountability for all the funds spent and earmarked for spending in the sector,” he said.

Speaking on the high cost of living in the country, Abbass
“We are aware of the economic challenges facing our constituents across Nigeria.

“Of particular concern to the House is the high inflation rates, particularly the rate of food inflation,” he said.

He said various factors, including insecurity, economic downturns and climate change-induced disruptions, had exacerbated the crisis.

He commended Tinubu on his response on the issue of food security, adding that the 2023 Supplementary Budget provided a N200bn palliative package.

“The money was mainly for grains, seeds, agricultural inputs and equipment for farmers,” he said.(NAN)

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-February 8, 2024 @ 19:51 GMT|

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