Insecurity Threatens Nigeria’s Foundation Of Nationhood – Gbajabiamila
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the current insecurity bedeviling Nigeria threatens the country’s foundation of nationhood.
Gbajabiamila also said Nigeria’s security challenges portends great danger for Africa and the world at large.
The lawmaker said this when he delivered a paper titled ‘Democracy in Challenging Times: The Role of African Parliaments in Safeguarding and Delivering on the Dividends of Democracy’ at the School of Oriental Studies, London on Wednesday.
According to him: “The most pressing of these challenges today is the national security crisis that threatens the foundations of our nationhood and portends great danger for Africa and the world if it persists.
“The government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has responded to the reality of our present challenges by increasing funding provisions for the police and armed forces, accelerating recruitment and training to put more boots on the ground and also acquiring weapons systems designed to give the security agencies an advantage.”