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Insecurity: Senate considers special budget for security agencies

Rising from over five hours closed-door session with security chiefs, Wednesday, the Nigeria Senate has asked heads of security agencies to present special budget to enable them tackle insecurity in the country.

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki said the upper chamber having listened to Security Chiefs, who were present, discovered that there were funding challenges, hence, the Senate needed to intervene.

He further explained that protocols that needed to restrict the use of light weapons and firearms would be fast tracked.

He added that security agents must find a way to end kidnapping in Nigeria, while assuring that lawmakers were out to play their role.

“The Chief of Defense Staff, Director General of the Department of State Security Services, Comptrollers General of Customs and Immigration Service were here.

“We asked them to present special budgets for us to approve for them after we listened to their challenges.

“There is need for proper coordination of security activities among security agencies.

“As senators, we have our role to play and they also have their role to play”, Saraki emphasised.

Wednesday’s security briefing followed a motion which was adopted last week on the worrisome insecurity in Nigeria.

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A law maker tells the world he received bribe to expose the giver. This makes Nigeria look stupid as the caliber of people they have as lawmakers. If you sense bribe is being offered, why not call the police at the scene and the culprit will be arrested immediately. After you collected the money, you kept it, and still keeping it, denied at first and now admits. What a country you are all living in. 

We can now clealy understand what OBJ was trying to tell us few weeks ago when he said that the present set of National Assembly members are thieves

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