Sunday, 7 June 2020

Why International Politics is Hampering War Against Insecurity In Nigeria-Lawan: Olaleye Idowu

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“The inability of the Nigeria military and other security outfits to contain the disturbing nation’s security can be attributed to international politics as this can be linked to the slowing down efforts aimed at acquiring sophisticated machinery needed by the security agencies to pursue their responsibilities”.

This was the submission of the president of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan where he attributed the inability of the Nigerian military and other security agencies to contain the challenges of insecurity to international politics.

Lawan made this disclosure to journalist’s ahead of the first anniversary of the Ninth Senate, which comes up on Thursday.

He said international politics was slowing down efforts aimed at acquiring sophisticated machinery needed by the security agencies to do their jobs.

He explained that efforts to buy equipment for the Nigerian armed forces were usually frustrated by international politics with the requests taking longer than expected.

He said the country’s security system was currently overstretched, adding that more resources are needed to tackle insecurity.

He said, “To some extent, we are suffering from international politics. I know that in our efforts to try to buy spare parts for jets, they may write to a certain foreign government and it will take six to nine months while another country will write to the same government and maybe get it in one or two months.

“So, something is not right, but that’s to say that it’s now one of our challenges that we will continue to engage with countries that we feel don’t understand what we are doing here.

“Also, we need more resources for security. By resources, I don’t mean just money; we need more personnel for the armed forces.

“We need more personnel for the police, Nigerian immigration Service, and almost all the agencies and paramilitary as well.
“We also need resources in terms of equipment, machinery, and then training.

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