Senate inaugurates committee on Nigerian security challenges

Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday inaugurated an ad hoc committee of the Senate to look into the current security architecture of the country and recommend ways to improve on the present security situation.

The chairman of the committee is Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi, with Senate Minority Leader Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, Senator Mohammed Ndume, Senator Aliyu Wammako, Senator Dauda Jike, Senator Kashim Shettima, Senator Ibn Na’Allah, Senator George Sekibo, and Senator Ibrahim Gobir as members.

Other members are Senator Suleiman Kwari, Senator Kabiru Gaya, Senator Gershom Bassey, Senator Stella Oduah, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Senator Abba Moro, Senator Abubakar Yusuf and Senator Abdullahi Adamu.

Inaugurating the 18-member committee, Lawan charged them to be rigorous in their assignment “in order to deepen the understanding of the nature of the security crisis, have a realistic assessment of the problem and proffer workable solution”.

The Senate President charged security agencies to give all the necessary cooperation for the committee to discharge its duties effectively.

The chairman of the committee Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi said in spite of challenges of limited time and funds, the committee would strive to lay the desired solid foundation for peace and security.

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