Hon Yukub says some challenges facing Nigeria due to lapses in foreign policy




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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Chairman, Committee on Foregin Affairs, Hon. Yusuf Buba Yakub has said that some of challenges is facing today is due to some lapses .

He stated this while at a press conference held National Assembly over recent Conference/Retreat on Review of .

Hon Yakub said the event which attracted several experts from across the world became necessary view of the challenges the country is facing due to lack of ability to review the country’s over the years.

According to him, “We have not reviewed our foreign policy after Independence particularly for the past 35 years.

“Africa is the Centre Piece of Foreign Policy where we serve as “big brother”. This was evident in the country’s intervention in Liberia, Apathied in South Africa among others,” Yakub said.

We think that is necessary that our interest is key in the foreign policy, he said.

Speaking on the allegation of sharp practices in the foreign mission, Hon. Buba Yakub stated that his committee had conducted an investigative public hearing on the matter while the House will necessary action when the report is being submitted.

Yakub is representing Hong/Gombi Federal Constituency of Adamawa also lamented on the killing and Kidnapping of his people in his constituency.

Yakub had on Wednesday 21 April, 2021 presented a motion under Matters of Urgent National Importance calling on the Federal Government and the military to up Military Brigade at MUbi and a Battalion at Gombi in order to check the activities of the Insurgents normally invaded the areas to kill and kidnap people.

He his constituency is sharing boundary Sambisa Forest, the hideout of Boko Haram Insurgents.

He said relevant government agencies should come to the of the victims by providing relief materials to Kwapure Village of Gara Ward in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa were recently attacked by the insurgents killed, maimed and destroyed several properties.

Yakub slso said the establishment of Federal Medical Centre, Hong will go along way in addressing the challenges of health service delivery in the area.

His bill seeking to establish Federal Medical Centre, Hong had passed Reading penultimate Wednesday.