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Published On: Mon, May 26th, 2014

Probe N130bn security allocation, NLC tells NASS

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NLC President, OmarBy Ikechukwu Okaforadi

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked the National Assembly to probe the N130 billion allegedly spent on security by the federal government in three months period.

In a statement issued in Abuja by the National President of the labour union, Abdulwaheed Omar, the union doubted the claim, wondering why there is still morale and dearth of operational facility for the fight against insurgents in Nigeria.

To this end, the union urged the federal government to declare a total state of emergency on security in Nigeria, pointing out that imposing emergency on few states where the attacks by the insurgents have become more dreadful would not solve the security crisis in Nigeria.

While lamenting that bomb attacks across the northern states have resulted in untimely death of innocent Nigerians, the union regretted that the target has been on soft target which are usually helpless and defenceless.

It also emphasised the need to audit the entire sector of the Nigeria’s security system, saying this will help to detect those who are shortchanging the security agencies by collaborating with the insurgents to unleash mayhem on Nigerians.

Meanwhile, it sympathised with officers in the security services who have lost their lives, saying “Despite the obvious dearth of appropriate modern equipment, they are still able to confront the prevailing security challenges in circumstances where the attackers operate with superior and sophisticated equipment”.

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