Insecurity: 8th National Assembly Saved Nigeria From Being Expelled – Lawan Admits

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmed Lawan has admitted that the 8th National Assembly led by Senator Bukola Saraki, salvaged Nigeria from being expelled from the global body of the Egmont Group years ago.

Lawan revealed this while speaking on the nation’s security challenges and how the red chamber is proactive in curbing any further spread of terrorism in the country.

The Senate President said the issue of security in the country has improved in the past month following an unwavering hunt down of the perpetrators of the criminal acts.

mNaija understands that Lawan made the claim while speaking at an event themed, “National Policy Dialogue on Corruption and Insecurity in Nigeria,” organized by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, in Abuja on Friday.

According to him, legislators have continually supported the effort of the government to tackle insecurity in the country, adding that in the past three years, the National Assembly has ensured that appropriation for defence and security is improved upon, year on year.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari recently gave a marching order to the Armed Forces to extinguish bandits, kidnappers and other criminal agents that are against the state and her citizens, by December 2022.

Speaking on the development, Lawan said the incumbent government is committed to achieving this set target.

He said: “The past few weeks have seen security agencies flushing out terrorists from their hideouts in Kaduna Birnin-gwari axis, Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto. Similar results were recorded in Niger, where, like in Kaduna, the Nigerian Airforce neutralised many terrorists.”

 

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