We are pumping money into, Military, Police, others to improve their capacities – Federal Govt

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said that the Federal Government is concerned about the spate of insecurity such as kidnapping and killings going on and will continue to ramp up efforts towards improving security nationwide. According to the VP, the issue of insecurity will be a thing of the past in the nearest future.

Osibanjo said this on Wednesday, June 24 when receiving the Oluyin of Iyin Ekiti, Oba Adeola Ajakaiye, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement, titled, ‘What we are currently doing to improve security, by Osinbajo.’

In the statement, the VP called for the efforts of community members to help tackle the issues of insecurity, he also said that the recent supplementary budget sent to the National Assembly, on enhancing the capacity of the military and other security agencies, is part of the concerted efforts of the Buhari regime to beef up its response to the nation’s security challenges.

Osibanjo urged Monarchs, local and state governments to collaborate with the Federal Government in tackling the spate of insecurity bedeviling the country.

He said, “The President has recently constituted a committee that will look at the whole security infrastructure with a view to looking at the needs of the military, as well as the police and security agencies.”

“The result of that is a bill before the National Assembly, a supplementary bill. The purpose of that bill is to present some of the needs of the military, as well as of security agencies in order to be able to beef up our response to the security challenges.”

“We have to keep looking at how to support our (security) services to ensure that our country is safe. I can assure you that soon, the issue of insecurity will be a thing of the past and that we will all live in peace and prosperity in this country.”

He further said that it was important for crimes to be addressed at the community level, since most crime occur at that stage.

He said, “But it is also important to bear in mind that it takes a combined effort of all of us, at the local government level, state and federal levels; all of the levels; we need to come together to tackle this issue of insecurity.”

He assured the Monarch that the Federal Government will provide the necessary support to the community in tackling its challenges, adding that the FG is also working with the Ekiti State government on dealing with insecurity, and other allied concerns.

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