Se­cu­rity get 3 sub-com­mit­tees

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Nu­rud­deen M. Ab­dal­lah

The Com­mit­tee on Na­tional Se­cu­rity yes­ter­day set up three sub-com­mit­tees to look into the se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try.

The sub-com­mit­tees are on Cri­sis Man­age­ment Bod­ies, Law and Or­der In­fra­struc­ture and De­fence and In­fra­struc­ture.

The sub-com­mit­tees were given three days to come up with their rec­om­men­da­tions.

Co-chair­man of the com­mit­tee on Na­tional Se­cu­rity and for­mer In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice, Al­haji Muham­madu Gambo Jimeta, de­scribed se­cu­rity as the ful­crum upon which the en­tire ar­chi­tec­ture of a state re­volves.

He said “with­out it, no state can carry out the con­sti­tu­tional re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to its cit­i­zens which in­clude pro­tec­tion of life, en­joy­ment of peace and the pur­suit of daily ac­tiv­i­ties that bring dig­nity to man.

“It is also im­por­tant that we ap­proach it with our ex­per­tise, ex­pe­ri­ence, ma­tu­rity and the sub­jec­tiv­ity the is­sue de­mands. We are here for prof­fer­ing so­lu­tions to the is­sue of na­tional in­se­cu­ri­ties that have be­fallen our na­tion and there is noth­ing you can do ex­cept you meet the de­mand of na­tional se­cu­rity.

“One crit­i­cal sec­tion in this dis­cus­sion is the budget that sup­ports na­tional se­cu­rity. Each of us here has noth­ing to learn about na­tional se­cu­rity be­cause we have served in one ca­pac­ity or the other in the se­cu­rity agencies in this coun­try.

“We know that we all have di­ver­gent per­cep­tion of the is­sues of na­tional se­cu­rity and the views of ev­ery­body will be con­sid­ered even at the sub-com­mit­tee level. If you have any op­pos­ing per­cep­tion, you are al­lowed to raise it. We are go­ing to break up into sub-com­mit­tees where ev­ery­body can con­trib­ute.”

In his con­tri­bu­tion, a re­tired As­sis­tant In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice, Bashir Al­basu, said the idea of sub-com­mit­tees was wel­comed as such com­mit­tees would do de­tail de­lib­er­a­tion and what­ever the com­mit­tees sub­mit would be an­a­lysed by the en­tire com­mit­tee.

He urged mem­bers to make rec­om­men­da­tions “that will make the se­cu­rity agencies ef­fec­tive. Once they are ef­fec­tive, they will deal with the big and small of­fences that are present in our coun­try to­day.”

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