9 February 2021 By James Itodo
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has called on Nigerian Leaders to unite against criminality stemming from the activities of bandits and kidnappers, as well as resist the antics of divisive elements across the country.
The president of the Senate Ahmad Lawan in a speech to welcome Senators back from the seven- week Christmas and New year recess said Insurgency, Banditry, Kidnapping and Militancy remain serious threats to a secured and safe Nigeria.
According to him these are challenges which require the collaborative effort of the Legislature and Executive to tackle.
The President of the Senate , while appealing to Nigerians for calm in view of the recent inter-tribal agitations and conflicts in some states in the South West the country, described the development as “worrisome” and one that requires the immediate intervention of political leaders.
“Distinguished Colleagues, the very recent emergence of inter-ethnic and inter–tribal conflicts in some parts of our Country is worrisome. The Senate calls for calm.
“Leaders must unite to fight and defeat criminality in the Country. Leaders must also unite to fight any devisive and centrifugal sentiments, and tendencies, he said .
While emphasising the need for legislative interventions to douse the heightening inter-ethnic tension in the country, Lawan disclosed that the National Assembly would collaborate with all tiers of government towards finding a lasting solution to the problem.
He also appealed to Nigerians to ensure the responsible use of various social media platforms in a way that fosters unity and dissuades strife and conflict in the country