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FG supporting Military, starving Police of funds, cause of Security woes

Provision of financial support for Military and starving Police of funds cause of Security woes

As the call by the minority group in the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari gathers storm, a senator under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe has said that the National Assembly members should be blamed for the country’s security woes and not the president.

It will be recalled that worried by the rising spate of terror attacks in Nigeria, lawmakers under the platform of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) had last week raised a call to impeach President Buhari, but the talk was rurbished by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, forcing the minority senators to walk out of the plenary in anger.

Having failed in the move during the plenary, the PDP senators later spoke to the press, giving the president two weeks to address the country’s security crisis or be eventually impeached.

But while speaking during an interview on Arise Television recently, Senator Oguntewe said the lawmakers caused the whole security mess by directing most of the funds for defence at the military as against the police.


The senators stressed that if the Police had been adequately funded, they would have rescued the country from the security challenges.

He noted that the country’s security nightmares began the day the lawmakers started apportioning more funds to the military and starving the police operatives of the needed funds to srenghten their coverage and operations.

“Things began to wobble when the National Assembly concentrated on the military at the expense of the police. It is the duty of the police to protect the citizens within the country but everybody shifted attention to the military, gave them more money including $1 billion at the expense of the police,” Ogunlewe submitted.

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