Abbas Tajudeen, the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, has promised that more legislation addressing the causes of Nigeria’s security problems will be passed in the upcoming legislative session.
He also said that Nigeria’s armed forces would be improved so that they could better face the threats they faced.
Musa Abdullahi Krishi, the Speaker’s Special Adviser for Media and Publicity, released a statement on Thursday saying that the Speaker pledged while opening a two-day post-inauguration retreat for members of the House Committee on Defense at the National Defence College in Abuja.
He claims that security is a top priority for the 10th House and that it is everyone’s job to make sure the military and police have the resources they need to deal with the many threats to Nigeria’s safety.
What Abbas stressed was
“Legislators have a critical role in ensuring that necessary legislative frameworks are in place to support national security architecture through robust legislation that addresses the root causes of security challenges.”
The speaker reaffirmed the 10th House’s commitment to assisting the security sector in performing its constitutional duties by providing sufficient funding, distributing modern equipment, increasing training, and enhancing welfare packages for security personnel.
On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, he released the House’s legislative agenda, which he said prioritized security and stated their intent to pass legislation to strengthen national security.
The committee chairman, Babajimi Benson, voiced worry about the present security situation in Nigeria and told the people of Nigeria that they were committed to doing their legislative duties in an efficient, effective, and secure manner.