Lawmakers propose special security fund to fight insurgency

By Lawan Hamidu, Abuja

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Nigeria's House of Representatives

The Nigerian House of Representatives has urged the government to create special security fund for the security agencies to solve the challenges of fighting insurgency and other criminal activities.

This was contained in a motion under matters of urgent public importance adopted on the Need for Special Intervention in the Protracted Security Situation in Nigeria.

Worry on insecurity
Presenting the motion, Mr. Mohammed Munguno expressed concern over the recent unprecedented level of insecurity in the country.

He commended the efforts of the security agencies in curbing the menace of insecurity despite the challenges they face.

”We urged the Nigerian Government to create a Special Security Fund for the security agencies apart from the national budget,” Monguno added.

Close monitoring
Some members who contributed to the debate before adoption suggested close monitoring of all funds allocated for the fight against insurgency and other security operations.

The house agreed to interface with parliaments of other countries with a view to overcome all regulations that bar Nigeria from acquiring security equipment.

The motion was a result of the over five hour House’ Leadership interface with security chiefs on Monday that discussed challenges and way forward for the fight against insurgency and other criminality in Nigeria.

 

Mercy Chukwudiebere