Senator Mohammed Lafiagi (PDP Kwara), has said that the security challenges facing the country were a stage of development for the country which had happened to many developed countries.
“Any nation aspiring for greater heights must face challenges. Nigeria cannot be an exception and security challenges should be seen as events that must be overcome. ”
He however, expressed optimism that the nation would soon overcome the challenges.
Lafiagi also commented on the review of 1999 constitution and urged the National Assembly not to scrap the local government system from the constitution to guarantee development at the grassroots.
The lawmaker who condemned the call by some Nigerians for scrapping of local governments, added that since the system was closer to the people at the grassroots, it should be allowed to remain.
He said for any meaningful development to be made at the level, local authorities must be fully involved.
The senator canvassed for more power and resources for the councils to live up to expectation of the electorate.
“The problem confronting local government councils in the country would soon be overcome. Nigerians should think of how to solve the problem militating against their (councils) non performance.”