Senate president Ahmad Lawan made this known while speaking to state house correspondents after a meeting with President Mohammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Speaking on restoring peace and security to the country in the shortest possible time, Ahmad Lawan said the government is making efforts to restore peace and unity in the country before the rainy season sets in to ensure that farmers can go back to their farming activities in a secure environment.
According to the Senate president, ” I have come to meet with Mr President to discuss the issue of insecurity of our nation, and in fact, there’s nothing more important today or more topical than the security of Nigeria.
“We had a very extensive discussion on the security of all parts of Nigeria and how we should go about improving the situation, we all have roles to play. Nobody will like to see the kind of things that we experience in various parts of the country in the form of insecurity.
“As political leaders, we have responsibilities to our people and we can not shy away from that, we have to get our people secure, we have to secure the environment for them to earn their means of livelihood. We’ll like to see our farmers go back to the farm before the rainy season starts.
“This means we have to secure the rural parts of Nigeria as well as the urban centres because we need business to flourish. So I believe that Between now and probably the next two months, there will be a lot of activities to ensure that we recover and secure the environment for our people to lead a very normal life.
“We also believe that the government is headed in the right direction. You will recall that the National Economic Council approved of taking some funds from the excess crude account with a view to giving more resources to our armed forces.
” This is a commendable effort and we are ready to help with appropriation to ensure that we acquire those security weapons for the armed forces of this country to end this insecurity in the Northeast, in the northwest, southeast/south-south and Southwest as well.
“We believe that this is also going to help empower and build the capacity of other security agencies like the police because the police need to be there”