How to solve Nigeria’s security challenges – Senate


The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday highlighted some measures to put an end to the security challenges ravaging the country.

The recommendations were presented by the Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges.

The committee called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force as a way of improving efficiency aimed at addressing the problem of insecurity bedevilling the country.

It was contained in a statement signed by Ezrel Tabiowo, a Special Assistant to the Senate President.

Consequently, the red chamber recommended to the executive arm of government that the Police Command structure be decentralized with operational and budgetary powers vested in the zonal commands.

“It advised the federal government to make full payment of allowances to officers and men involved in operations; introduce the effective insurance scheme, gratuity and pensions; as well as set up a National Defence Fund backed by legislation, into which all Nigerian adults and businesses should make contributions for revival and investment in the National Defence Industry,” the statement read.

This is coming at a time when there are several cases of insecurity have bedevilled the country.

Recently, the South-West region established Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun, a security outfit based in all the six states, with the responsibility of curbing insecurity in the region.

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