Lawmaker advocates synergy in fight against insecurity

Lawan Hamidu, Abuja

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Security agencies in Nigeria have been urged to strengthen synergy to stem the insurgency and other criminalities in the country.

The Chairman House of Representatives’ Committee on the Nigerian Army, Mr. AbdulRazak Namdas made the appeal while commenting on the efforts to end the insecurity Nigeria is facing.

Mr. Namdas said no matter how strong and sophisticated an agency can be it will not succeed alone, he, therefore, stressed the need for all hands to be on deck to achieve this.

He argued that “No matter how efficient you faced it, you cannot succeed in isolation. The army will not succeed the navy alone, the air force alone, the police and the DSS, all hands should be on desk to see how they can jointly fight this course.”

While commending the efforts of the security agencies, Mr. Namdas pledged more funding to address the security challenges.

Necessary equipment
He said while the insurgents have become more determined, security agencies require the necessary equipment to repel them.

“We have drawn the attention of government; the executive, that there is need to fund the armed forces, the police and all the security agencies to do their job very well.

They are doing good things but we cannot risk their lives without proper equipment, more especially even some of the equipment we ordered from outside the country is becoming political,” Namdas stated.

Mr. Namdas revealed that the House Committee on Army’s plan would visit all the army formations across the country to have firsthand information on their needs.

He added that proper funding of security agencies would be part of the priorities of the 9th Assembly in the 2020 budget consideration.

 

Sammie Idika