The Senate on Wednesday, asked its committees on Legislative Compliance and Communications to summon the Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami.
The panel was asked to impress on the Minister the need to implement the Senate’s resolutions regarding security issues which are within the mandate of his ministry.
The Senate took the decision after considering a motion on the rising level of insecurity in the country.
The Senator representing Taraba South, Emmanuel Bwacha, had moved the motion, rising under Order 42 and 52 of the Senate Rules as he noted that the rate of insecurity in Nigeria had not only increased astronomically but had also, reached a melting point.
Bwacha said the unfortunate development has paved way to kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery, assassination and other criminal activities within the nation.
In his words, “The assassination of the Nasarawa State APC Chairman and other high profile cases are still fresh in our memories. A Chinese national was recently abducted in my community, his whereabouts is still unknown. There is growing suspicion of complicity of officials of state saddled with the responsibility of protecting the lives and properties of the citizens but compromised in the process. This is heightened by the arrest of several security operatives involved in armed robbery and kidnapping activities across the country”.