Reps Want Resolution On Security Implemented


House of Representatives has taken steps to ensure the execution of its resolutions on security challenges in Nigeria.

Consequently, it mandated the clerk of the House to compile all resolutions on security and forward them to the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) and the Committee on Legislative Compliance for necessary action.

This was sequel to adoption of a motion moved by the House minority leader, Hon. Kingsley Chinda and 14 others at a plenary session yesterday.

The motion expressed utmost concern over the worsening insecurity situation in the country, from armed robbery to banditry, food theft, kidnappings and killings.

It noted with concern that; “the rising insecurity rate in the country has also had a negative effect on the cost of living, especially the cost of food, as farmers and traders work in fear and thus charge more for their foods and services.

“The House has reached several resolutions in its bid to fight insecurity in the country and mitigate its attendant consequences. Some of these resolutions are awaiting execution by the House,” he said.

Also at the plenary, the House resolved to investigate the allegation of execution of Slave Agreement between Nigerian miniseries, departments and agencies (MDAS) with Chinese State.

It mandated the Committees on Treaties, Protocols and Agreements and on Legislative Compliance to investigate the allegations and report back within four weeks for further legislative action.

This was sequel to consideration of a motion moved by Hon. Ahmed Yusuf Doro who said the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Debt Management Office, and other government institutions have developed interest in obtaining loans from Chinese State entities and have increased Nigerian debt exposure to China.

He noted that a careful review of the loans with these Chinese entities, indicated that they are one sided, the terms are onerous and vexatious, and they are tantamount to slave agreements.


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