The House of Representatives has decried the increasing insecurity in Nigeria.
This is as it announced that it has resolved to come up with new reforms in 2020.
The spokesperson of the House, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, stated this yesterday during a press briefing following the adjournment of plenary in honour of a lawmaker, Hon. Mohammed Fagen-Gawo who died in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Kalu lamented that the security situation in the country was ‘alarming’ saying “We will look at what pains you and pains us, that is insecurity in the land; it is alarming”.
The lawmaker who also revealed the House’s decision to initiate new reforms this year, further said the House would consider several other national issues including constitutional amendments.
“There will be a couple of them this year that will reflect the desire of the people.
We will look at what pains you and pains us, that is insecurity in the land; it is alarming.
“We can no longer discuss about it in low tones. The cries of those that have lost their lives are giving us sleepless nights and something needs to be done about it,” he said.
Kalu added that the 9th Assembly is going to look at various legislative interventions with regards to insecurity in the country to ensure that Nigerians are safe because it is a core mandate of every government to protect lives and property.
He said the lawmakers would also assist the police to be more effective.
“It is the responsibility of the police to take care of internal security, a role the constitution gave them mandate to play.
“The recent reports we are getting shows that the police is capable of handling our internal security. We are going to use legislative intervention to support them the more, and all the other role players within the Armed Forces,” the spokesman said.