The National Security Summit commenced on Wednesday with leaders of the National Assembly seeking urgent
solutions to insecurity confronting the nation.
Speaking at the summit which took place at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Abuja, Senate President Ahmed
Lawan said that the National Assembly must review the procurement processes by security agencies.
Senator Lawan also said they will review the security architecture of the country, for better results.
The lawmaker noted that there is no better investment than investing in security right now, maintaining that the
non-functioning local government system and also traditional system, are major challenges for the country.
While the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, in his address, admitted that insecurity
threatens the foundation of the country, he said previous and current approaches have failed to fix it.
He fears that Nigeria is a nation under attack but believes that we will pull through.
“I assure all Nigerians that the House of Representatives remains committed to doing our part to enhance the
government’s efforts at securing our country/protecting the lives and investments of Nigerians and all those who
believe in our country,” Gbajabiamila who represents Surulere I Constituency of Lagos State, said.
Nigeria will Overcome Security Challenges
However, President Muhammadu Buhari was represented at the event by the Secretary-General of the Federation (SGF), Boss
The SGF believes Nigeria will overcome the security challenges and therefore urged Nigerians to commit to a common
endeavor in the national interest.
The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi who was also one of the monarchs at the event, noted that the country cannot
continue to do the same thing repeatedly and expect a different result.
According to him, neglecting the youths who are hungry and angry, has made them involve themselves actively into crime and
contributing negatively to the insecurity in the country.
However, the Chief of Defence Staff in his address promised that the Armed Forces would take every measure necessary to
restore peace to Nigeria and will defend the constitutional order at all times.
By Cynthia N.