Security get 3 sub-committees
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.”