President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said legislative interventions must be stepped up by the National Assembly to protect Nigerians against the heightening spate of insecurity in the country.
Lawan said this Tuesday when the upper chamber held one-minute silence six times during plenary to honour Nigerians who lost their lives in violent attacks.
He said it is imperative for the National Assembly to step up legislative interventions to reduce the number of deaths caused by criminal activities.
He added that such interventions would be backed by collaborative efforts between the Legislature, Executive and Nigerians to address Nigeria’s security challenges.
He said: “Let me observe that we have observed about six one-minute silences and most of it was to pray for the repose of the souls of Nigerians who were murdered or killed by criminals.
“It is very important that we step up our legislative intervention in ensuring that we protect the lives and properties of Nigerians to reduce the incidences of one-minute silence.
“I believe that the Senate and, indeed, the National Assembly, working together with the executive and getting the support of Nigerians, we can bring the much needed succor to our people, and that is why we are here.”