Security Summit: Senate Vows To Work With Executive To End Insecurity

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The Nigerian Senate has assured that it would work together with the Executive arm of government to making sure that the insecurity issue in Nigeria becomes a thing of the past.

In a communique released by the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, at the end of the two-day security summit indicated that the Senate was ready to show full support the executive to end the insecurity in the land.

He said: “The primary purpose of the Summit is to reassure citizens that all arms of government are serious about addressing insecurity and are working collaboratively to find solutions. Out of the whole-of-government effort, Nigerians can expect a higher level of security to protect lives and property.

He added: “Further, the Senate looks to use the data and information from the proceedings to improve the security sector through legislative interventions and advocacy.”

The communique reads in part: “The just completed National Security Summit sponsored by the Nigerian Senate was a strategic collaboration amongst all arms of government. The Summit was attended by the Presidency, Security Chiefs and heads of Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

“The successful Two-Day event served as an opportunity to survey the nation’s current security situation and to place all issues on the table in an effort to find short and long term solutions to the nation’s security challenges.  Important assessment briefings were provided by the heads of security and intelligence agencies.

“Summit presenters and attendees focused on the areas of weakness that should be strengthened and the various assets at the Federal government’s disposal, particularly, ways to strengthen security through the deployment of assets.”

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