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Lawmaker tasks FG on insurgency


ABUJA – A member of the House of Representatives, Ahmad Kaita (Katsina-APC), on Friday, advised the Federal Government to adopt new strategies in tackling the insurgency in the North-East of the country.
Kaita admitted that the government was not relenting in combating the problem but said that new measures could be applied to ensure that the insurgents were routed.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the National Assembly had been supportive of the government in handling the challenge.
According to him, we have given both financial and moral support to the government to ensure success in its efforts at fighting the terrorism, and this is the much the lawmakers can do.
“What was needed from the national assembly is approval of funds financing to tackle the problem. We deliberated on extra budget presented to us by the executive and gave more allocation for the security needs of the country”, he said.
Kaita stated that the assembly had done its best, stressing that what was currently needed was for with the executive to map out strategies to bring the insurgency to an end.
He recalled that the military Service Chiefs had assured the nation that they were making progress in the fight against the menace but that they needed more funding.
He said that the request was granted through prompt passage of the extra budget and expressed the hope that the government would consider the implementation of the extra budget as priority.
“I am saying this because without security, there will be no progress; we hope that all hands will be on deck to ensure peaceful elections in 2015,” he said.
Calling for unity among Nigerians, Kaita advised that people should shun being used by politicians, especially as the elections approached, saying”, ‘’we should be our brother’s keepers as we do not have any other country than Nigeria.
“We should remain together peacefully; those using us to achieve their selfish interest will not use their siblings, we should be mindful of this fact”. (NAN)

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