Nigeria is at war against all forms of insecurity – Gbajabiamila
Femi Gbajabiamila, a spokeswoman for the House of Representatives, said Nigeria is at war against many forms of insecurity, hence adequate resources must be allocated for the military to deal with the situation.
Gbajabiamila said this at a public hearing on a bill to create a special trust fund for the armed forces today, May 17. The widespread insecurity in the country has necessitated additional funding for the military, Gbajabiamila said.
“Even with such a broad and broad consideration of our security challenges, we cannot rule out the need and advantages of a well-equipped and better trained army in the fight against all forms of insecurity.
It is a historical fact that countries during a war do not fund their armed forces with only regular appropriations. From the USA to Great Britain and all Western powers; their army was funded from extrabudgetary funds during the war.
Nigeria is at war with uprisings, terrorism, kidnapping and all kinds of dangers; hence the need to increase the resources available to our armed forces so that they can obtain the best tools to help win this war. So what we are trying to do in this bill is not something new or unique to us as a nation.
Addressing our security challenges requires asymmetric action across many policy areas. This is what we tried to do as representatives of the people. The concept of a trust fund already exists for the Nigerian police.
It also makes sense to strengthen our military capabilities with this unique machine. In this Bill; the trust fund board is filled with prominent Nigerians from all walks of life; this should instill confidence in the depth of knowledge and experience that will be available to manage this fund. The National Assembly will also play a role in overseeing this work of this trust fund.
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