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Senate rates National Security Summit a success; Pledges to use outcome positively

Bukola Saraki, Senate President
The Senate has rated the just concluded National Security Summit which it sponsored as a success, stressing that the data and information from the proceedings would be used to improve the security sector through legislative interventions and advocacy.

A statement by Senator Ahmed I. Lawan, Senate Leader and Chairman, Ad-hoc Committee, said that the Summit, which was a strategic collaboration among all arms of government, was attended by the Presidency, Security Chiefs and heads of Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

According to the statement, the two-day event “served as an opportunity to survey the nation’s current security situation and to place all issues on the table in an effort to find short and long term solutions to the nation’s security challenges. Important assessment briefings were provided by the heads of security and intelligence agencies.

“Summit presenters and attendees focused on the areas of weakness that should be strengthened and the various assets at the Federal government’s disposal, particularly, ways to strengthen security through the deployment of assets.

“The primary purpose of the Summit is to reassure citizens that all arms of government are serious about addressing insecurity and are working collaboratively to find solutions. Out of the whole-of-government effort, Nigerians can expect a higher level of security to protect lives and property.

“The Summit wishes to express its appreciation to all participants for their valuable contributions to the Summit’s success. Nigerians can expect more positive collaboration of this kind between the Executive and Legislative Branches of government.

“Further, the Senate looks to use the data and information from the proceedings to improve the security sector through legislative interventions and advocacy.”

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