Insecurity: APC lawmaker blasts FG, says strategies ineffective
A member of the House of Representatives from Plateau State, Hon. Yusuf Adamu Gagdi, has said that the failure of the Buhari government to deal decisively with factors indicative of rising animosity in the country, mutual suspicion and religious frontlines are responsible for the recent upsurge in security challenges in the country.
He said the federal government’s strategies towards addressing the spate of insecurity in the country have proven to be ineffective, failed to deal with the security challenges in the country and also failed to guarantee safety of the lives of Nigerians.
In a strongly worded open letter to the President, the APC lawmaker said that the renewed attacks in Jos, the Plateau State capital, revealed laxity of leadership at the centre to proactively address justly and equitably, reported cases of attacks on community as well as the abysmal budgetary allocations and releases to security agencies.
He said “on 29th day of May 2015, you resurrected the hope and optimism of bringing back robust economic transformation devoid of corruption and free from insecurity via your 3-Point Agenda when you spoke highly about defending and protecting the constitution and by simple reflection, you swore to uphold the primary responsibility of government as enshrined in Section 14(b) thus:” the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government”.
“You declared explicitly that equitable and efficient strategies would be adopted by all the machineries of Government to end the wanton destructions of lives and properties particularly those associated with the activities of Boko Haram which hitherto had extended beyond the North East to the North Central and other parts of Nigeria.”