Popular Nigerian lawmaker, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah has revealed the factors responsible for the activities of Boko Haram insurgents and bandits.
Speaking with State House reporters after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja at the weekend, Na’Allah said past injustices inflicted on the country collectively and individually were responsible for rising insecurity in the country.
The Senator representing Kebbi South Senatorial District noted that the National Assembly is already working with the President to find a lasting solution to the rising insecurity.
He noted that the current scenario requires the support of all responsible citizens to make the fight successful, despite regional or personal reservations.
The senator added that he was in the presidential villa to discuss issues of national importance with President Buhari.
He said: “We have had a very frank discussion with the president and I’m happy to tell Nigerians that there is a commitment, a real commitment, to reverse most of the concerns established by Nigerians as far as this country is concerned.
“There are certain feelings that, with the greatest respect, cannot be justified in the present situation. You see a society evolves with its own problems, depending on its structure. Let me give you an example. Boko Haram is predominantly in the Northeast, it’s not a fact that you can say is not correct. Banditry is in the Northwest, you can’t say it’s not correct.
Speaking on the 2023 elections, Na’Allah, however, asked Nigerians to mount pressure on the representatives to ensure that the amendments to the Electoral Act are passed and ready for the general elections.
Reacting to a question on the position of the National Assembly on having electronic voting in 2023, Na’Allah said “that will be determined when the principal law is to be considered on the floor of the Senate”.
Source: Naija News