The chairman, Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir (APC Sokoto East) has said the security of lives and properties of Nigerians remain cardinal to President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Senator Gobir, who stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in Sokoto, said Buhari has good plans and programmes for the country and its citizens, stressing that as the days roll by, the impact of the measures would be felt.
“A lot of measures have been taken to ensure protection of lives and properties of every Nigerian, particularly in the northern region where cases of kidnapping, cattle rustling, banditry and Boko Haram have become the order of the day.
“Without peace there would never be progress, without peace, there would never be development, and president Buhari is guaranteeing all these,” the senator asserted.
He said Nigerians should not expect the government to disclose its security strategies, noting that issues of security and measures taken are very sensitive matters.
He noted that the decision to close the country’s land borders was made in good faith because it would checkmate and stop the smuggling of small arms in to the country and at the same time encourage people to engage in farming.
He said Nigeria cannot afford to depend totally on foreign countries for its food requirements, noting that no economy would prosper with importation of food items and other basic needs.
He described the current hardship being experienced in the country as temporary, attributing it to global economic meltdown.