Reps Resolve To Transfer All Security-Related Resolutions To NSA For Compliance

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The House of Representatives on Wednesday resolved to transmit all security-related resolutions passed so far to the National Security Adviser (NSA), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, with a view to ensuring compliance.

The resolution was passed sequel to the adoption of a motion on the ‘Need to execute House resolution on security, sponsored by Minority Leader, Hon. Kingsley Chinda and 28 others.

In his lead debate, Hon. Chinda observed “with utmost concern”, the worsening insecurity situation in the country, from armed robbery to banditry, food theft, kidnaps, and killings.

He said, “The House also notes with concern that 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.

“The House is aware that the House has reached several resolutions in its bid to fight insecurity in the country and mitigate its attendant consequences.

“The House is also aware that some of these resolutions are awaiting execution by the House.

“The House is concerned that, according to the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, over 380 Nigerians had been kidnapped in January 2024 and over 26.5 million Nigerians were projected by the Food and Agriculture Organisation to be food insecure in 2024.

“The House is worried that unless the House of Representatives 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.”

To this end, the House mandated the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Barrister Yahaya Danzaria, to compile all House resolutions on security and forward the compilation to the office of the Security Adviser and the Committee on Legislative Compliance for action.