Declare State of emergency on security — Gov Masari to Presidency

The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari has called on the Federal government to declare a state of emergency on the nation’s security.

According to him, was to bring to an end the loss of lives and distructions of properties across the country.

He stated this when declaring open the third quarter general meeting of the conference of Speakers of the State Houses of Assembly taking place at the Presidential banquet hall government house, Katsina.

Masari observed that, although security agencies are doing their best in addressing the problem, adding that more efforts need to be done to curtail activities of bandits, cattle rustling, armed robbery, and other criminal activities across the country.

The Governor further said with the support of the legislature, some legal framework was put in place in addressing security challenges facing some parts of the State which is in addition to the restructuring of some existing laws.

He said the existing relationship between the executive, legislative and judicial arms at the State has assisted in the execution and implementation of meaningful projects, programes as well as policies that have direct bearings on the lives of the common man.

Governor Aminu Masari then appealed to the participants to use the Katsina State experience to come up with meaningful progress, and development in their respective states.

Earlier, Chairman of the conference of Speakers who is also the Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Sulaiman said the conference is an umbrella of Speakers of the 36 States of Nigeria that provided a common platform to discuss and proffer solution to issues and problem affecting its members and the country in general.

Abubakar Suleiman decried that security dilemma in Nigeria was talking new dimension that compounded not only economic growth and development but also peace and progress of the country.

This, he said, prompted the meeting to discuss and proffer solution to the problem within their constitutional mandate and hoped that the legislative framework to be adopted will go a long way in complimenting the effort of the Federal government in checking the menace.