The President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has said the Nigerian military is performing its best to tackle the country’s security menace.
Ahmed made the statement on Tuesday while hosting a delegate from Modibbo Adama University, Yola. He acknowledged the efforts of the military to addressing the rising level of insecurity in the country.
The visit follows the conversion of the Modibbo Adama University, Yola, into a conventional University. While speaking to the delegation led by Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed and the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Abdullahi Lima Tukur, Lawan noted that the spate of insecurity across states is gradually being reversed.
While praising the security personnel’s efforts in restoring security to parts of Nigeria, he said current developments show improvement in curtailing insecurity in the country.
His words: “Those of us in the position of leadership today are probably more challenged than any set of leaders. We need to pray, but we also need to act, work hard and apply ourselves fully and work committedly to ensure that we serve Nigerians. “Nothing is impossible; this situation of insecurity gradually is being reversed. I am thrilled with recent developments by our armed forces. They are doing better than they were doing before”.
Lawan also expressed positiveness on the economy, noting that, “I’m sure that the economy will again start to improve, and we will get out of the recession that we entered last month.
“With the implementation of the capital budget 2020 up till the end of March, and of course, the start of the implementation of the 2021 budget, the economy will receive a boost”.
The Senate President said the university’s conversion resulted from a combined effort between the legislature and the executive arms of government.
In his words: “I will take this opportunity to commend Mr. President for approving that bill. This is what we call cooperative governance. We work with the Executive to ensure that the Nigerian people benefit from democracy.
“We have set our eyes on our target of making Nigeria better and making Nigerians safer. What matters to us is what we can achieve at the end of the day.
“History will judge us very, very fairly, and without sounding immodest, I’ll like to take this opportunity to congratulate the ninth National Assembly. The Ninth National Assembly has achieved so much between 2019 till date for this country’s benefit despite the pandemic, and the secret is unity and harmony.
“We have achieved unity amongst ourselves in the National Assembly environment between the Senate and the House; and of course, we have achieved harmony in work between the National Assembly and the Executive, and that’s the essence of governance, anyway. When we disagree, we will do so, but if we have no reason to disagree, we will not do that because we want to please anybody”.