President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR (far left) Hosts the Federal Legislators in Abuja, FCT

How we can triumph in efforts at ending insecurity in Nigeria ─Buhari

*President Muhammadu Buhari recently hosted the Federal legislators in Abuja and stressed the need to make hard choices, take difficult decisions, and act with diligence, patriotism to ensure that Nigeria survives and thrives

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Against the backdrop of the persistent security threats to lives and property in the country in recent years, President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his administration’s resolve to tackling all forms of insecurity in Nigeria.

ConsumerConnect reports President Buhari, who stated this Tuesday, July 13 when he hosted and addressed members of the National Assembly (NASS) at a dinner at the State House Conference Centre, in Abuja, FCT, vowed to deploy all resources to make the country safe from terrorisations.

The President said: ‘‘In the circumstances, we must do everything within our power, without consideration of distractions, to put an end to their activities and bring them to book.

President Buhari (right) in a tête-à-tête with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (far left), Senate President Ahmad Lawan (2nd right) and Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, at the forum in the State House, Abuja

According to the Nigerian leaders, several people take to crime due to diverse reasons including promotion of some “discredited” ideologies.

‘‘We cannot allow ourselves to be distracted from this objective, or waver in our commitment, and I am confident that together we will triumph in our present efforts.’’

In eliciting the much needed support of the Federal lawmakers, Buhari, who described the National Assembly as ‘‘full partners in national development,” commended them for building and maintaining a seamless relationship with his administration.

Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement issued in Abuja, quoted Buhari saying that ‘‘the obligation to check and balance each other is not an invitation to conflict, and it should not be characterised by quarrelsome disagreement when consultation, engagements and compromise have proven time and again to be a more effective approach.”

He stated: ‘‘In the 9th Assembly, you have distinguished yourselves by your conduct in office, by the scale and quality of your legislative interventions, and by your capacity for engaging with the difficult questions facing the country with maturity and competence.”

Buhari also lauded the legislators for the passage of some bills, including the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).

According to him, they “succeeded in overcoming the political and other obstacles that have, for two decades, inhibited the much-needed reforms of our Oil and Gas industry, resulting now in the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).”

Though he admitted that the present administration came into power when the country was facing several issues across board, he assured Nigerians that resolving these challenges requires hard work from the government.

He emphasised this is the only way to reposition the country for the good of all.

Buhari added: ‘‘This moment in history requires us to make hard choices, take difficult decisions and act with diligence and patriotism to ensure that our country can survive and thrive long after we have all left.

‘‘What this means in effect is that our jobs will not get any easier.

“However, the objectives we seek and will work together to achieve deserve our best efforts regardless of the sacrifice.”

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