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Reps raise concern over FG’s ‘failure’ to implement security resolutions

The house of representatives has raised concerns over the “failure of the executive to implement its security resolutions”.

During plenary on Wednesday, parliament mandated Yahaya Danzaria, clerk of the house, to compile all security resolutions passed in the 10th assembly and forward same to the office of the national security adviser.

The green chamber passed the resolution following the adoption of a motion sponsored by Kingsley Chinda and 28 other lawmakers.

There is hardly a session of the lower legislative chamber where members do not raise security motions.

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The motions mostly stem from reports of attacks across various constituencies.

In October, Solomon Bob, lawmaker representing Abua/Odual and Ahoada east federal constituency of Rivers, asked the house to stop discussing the “boring” motions on insecurity due to lack of results afterwards.

“We do nothing except to listen to this wailing and mourning about the inability of our people to go to the farms and do their business,” he said.

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While moving the motion, Chinda said the house has reached “several resolutions in its bid to fight insecurity in the country and mitigate its attendant consequences”.

Chinda said “some of these resolutions are awaiting execution”.

Chinda, who is the minority leader of the house, added that the insecurity in the country — from armed robbery to banditry, food theft, kidnappings, and killings — is greatly disturbing.

“The rising insecurity rate in the country has also had a negative effect on the cost of living, especially the cost of food, as farmers and traders work in fear and thus charge more for their goods and services,” he said.

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The legislator said unless the house “matches its resolutions with actions, the faith that the citizens have in the house will wane” and more Nigerians will continue to suffer the negative effects of insecurity in all sectors of the economy.

The motion was adopted when it was put to a voice vote by Ben Kalu, the deputy speaker, who presided over plenary.

The house asked the committee on legislative compliance to ensure implementation. 

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