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Lawmaker tasks Buhari on country’s worsening security situation

A member of the House of Representative, Rt. Hon. Henry Nwawuba, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to adopt a pragmatic approach to solving the worsening security situation in the country.
This is even as the church had been called upon to rise up to the present challenge and fight, and resist evil.
Nwawuba, representing Mbaitoli-Ikeduru Federal Constituency, gave the advise in a key-note address he delivered at the just-concluded 2019 Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Ikeduru.
Hon Nwawuba, who described insecurity as the greatest threat to national peace, warned that if something is not done and quickly too, the nation might be heading toward unmitigated disaster.
He said that 59 years after independence, Nigeria had made nothing but significant retrogressive progress.
In the address entitled: “Nigeria and security challenges – A Threat to Democracy”, the key-note presenter regretted that since independence, Nigeria has witnessed high level of corruption, discord among security agencies, electoral malpractices, partisan umpires, poverty and other, adding that these were major thanks and challenges to peaceful co-existence.
In recent time, he said, the nation has faced multi-dimensional problems which include, the Boko Haram terrorists and the Fulani headers who have killed maimed, raped and displaced millions of Nigerians without recourse to their fundamental human rights.
Others, he said, include youth restiveness, Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), armed robbery, marginalization induced protest, kidnapping and others which, he said, were all threats to democracy.
He described democracy as the best system of government but regretted that the Nigerian democracy leaves much to be desired.
While canvassing for a new social order, Hon. Nwawuba pleaded with the church to speak out in times of national with the church to speak out in times of national emergency and mobilize credible men and women to take up the leadership position in the country.
According to him, let the children of God take active part in partisan politics so that men and women of honour and integrity, with ready mind will save the land.
He lamented that the spirit of the founding fathers of Nigerian nation had been greatly troubled due to the present confusion and distraction.
He, therefore, called for all hands to be on deck in order to remedy the situation.

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