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Govt seeking result-oriented approach on insecurity – Lawan

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The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, said on Wednesday the Federal Government is seeking a result- oriented approach to fight the country’s security challenges.

Lawan, who revealed this while speaking with journalists in Abuja, also disclosed that government would launch an emergency call centre for the purpose of contacting various security agencies in times of distress.

He added that there was an ongoing collaboration between the National Assembly and security agencies to find a lasting solution to the lingering security challenges in the country.

According to him, the National Security Adviser, Babagana Mungono, has been advised to come up with a proposal for the purchase of drones to be deployed across the country while the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, has also been directed to device means of tracking kidnappers and other criminals through active phone numbers.

He said: “In the last one month, I’ve been holding regular meetings with security agencies, including the Ministers of Communications and the Federal Capital Territory.

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“What we are trying to do is to get a better and result-oriented approach to fighting kidnapping and insecurity.

“We have insisted that no amount of resources will be too much because we need to protect our people and secure the country.

“It will remain a pipe dream if we continue to ask investors to come to Nigeria; even those in Nigeria will not invest properly if the security situation remains very dicey.

“This is something that the National Assembly will have to do together with the executive arm of government. We have to look for something out of the ordinary for funding.

“We have to go out of our way to look for resources outside the national budget. If we can release N7billion to Distribution Companies (Discos) or Generation Companies (Gencos), nothing stops us from looking for such money to address the security situation of the country.”

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