President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to end the era of insurgency and banditry in Nigeria
President Buhari expressed the readiness of his administration to use everything within its powers to end insecurity in the country and bring perpetrators of criminal activities to book.
He said this while meeting with Members of the 9th National Assembly comprising 109 senators and 360 members of the House of Representatives at the Aso Villa in Abuja last night.
President Buhari who lauded the 9th National Assembly for discharging their legislative duties with maturity said there is need put an end to insecurity
‘Insecurity, manifesting as insurgencies, banditry, kidnapping and urban crime of all sorts is the single most difficult challenge we face today.’’
Buhari expressed concern that insecurity had inhibited government’s ability to build infrastructure, provide the much needed social services to the people and to attract investments that drive innovation, create industries, and provide jobs and create wealth.
‘‘Some of the people who perpetrate these various manifestations of insecurity do so for profit, others, in the name of discredited ideologies.
‘‘Whatever their motivations may be, their actions are an existential threat to our country. 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.
‘‘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,’’ he said in a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina.
The meeting between the President and the entire National Assembly at the state House is first time in recent history that members of the two chambers of the National Assembly would meet with the president at the State House.