The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to relieve non-performing cabinet members from their duties, advocating for the adoption of new strategies to address the widespread insecurity ravaging the country.
Abbas gave the charge on Tuesday at the resumption of plenary from the Christmas and New Year holidays, noting that if not adequately addressed, the worsening security situation could degenerate to threaten the stability of the nation.
He said as a concerned citizen, he was troubled by the widespread insecurity that grips the country and according to him, Nigeria stands at a crucial juncture, facing formidable challenges that test Nigerians’ resolve, unity, and spirit.
The speaker also tasked President Tinubu to demand “Greater performance and accountability from the service chiefs and all security and enforcement agencies.
He also lamented the legion of economic challenges facing the country and pledged the readiness of the legislative arm to assist the executive in finding lasting solutions in the interest of the country.
He said, “Despite numerous security measures, the menace of insecurity continues to thrive, mocking our efforts and challenging our resolve to build a cohesive, peaceful and prosperous nation. It is a stark reminder that the conventional approaches to security we have espoused for so long are no longer sufficient. The time has come to think out of the box and adopt new and contemporary strategies that better respond to the complexities of our current challenges.”
“To our patriotic and brave security forces, while commending your heroism and sacrifice, the time has come for you to review your approaches and strategies, innovate and adapt. The enemy evolves, and so must we. I challenge you to rise to this occasion, to demonstrate the indomitable spirit for which you are known, and to do more in safeguarding the lives and property of our people.”