- Bukola Saraki, Nigeria's senate president claims the security structure has broken down
- He said Nigerian leaders need to sit with security agencies to fashion out strategies to safeguard lives in the country
- He also lamented that security reviews carried out in the country over the years were not implemented
Senate President Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, November 23 lamented that Nigeria’s security structure has completely broken down.
He said there is a need to sit down with the security agencies on a long-term strategy moving forward.
The senate president made his position on the security of Nigeria known on his official twitter handle on Thursday, November 23.
He said: “Security is becoming an issue that we really need to face head on. We must accept that there is a breakdown of security in our country. We need to sit down and consult with the security agencies on a long-term strategy moving forward.
“Some people have talked about state police. Let us not jump to the solution. Let us first design the kind of policing that we want, then it will be clear from the design, what kind of setup we need to have.”
“What is the ratio of police personnel to the population? There are many reports that have been done in the past. Many committees have been set up to review police reforms — at the end of the day those reports don't get anywhere."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Senator Biodun Olujimi (PDP-Ekiti ) blamed the face-off between Nigeria’s security agencies on President Muhammadu Buhari’s “lack of control” over his government.
NAIJ.com gathered that Mrs. Olujimi said this in response to a motion raised by Dino Melaye, Kogi-APC, adding that President Buhari had lost his authority as ‘nobody’ was in charge of the current administration.
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