The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday decried the worsening insecurity in the country and charged the Federal Government to tackle the problem.
He said the security challenge has disrupted the life of the people and threatening the continued existence of the country.
Gbajabiamila, according to a statement issued by his media aide, Lanre Lasisi, stated this in Abuja while declaring open a two-day workshop on effective legislation and oversight of the security sector in Nigeria organised by the House Committee on National Security and Intelligence in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation.
He said: “We are at this moment experiencing in many parts of our country, significant internal security challenges that have disrupted the lives of many of our citizens and led to a loss of lives and property at a scale that cannot easily be quantified.
“These internal security challenges threaten the very existence of the Nigerian state because they undermine public faith in the government’s ability to fulfill its fundamental obligation to protect the lives and property of citizens.
“Across the three arms of government, we have a shared responsibility to take all necessary actions to meet these challenges head-on. This is what the people who elected us rightly expect.”