The Senator representing Kebbi South Senatorial District, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, has attributed the causes of insecurity challenges posed by Boko Haram and banditry to past injustices inflicted on the country collectively and individually.
Senator Na’Allah spoke over the weekend while fielding questions from State House reporters after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said the National Assembly had voiced its readiness to work with President Buhari to find a permanent solution to the prevailing security situation across the country, adding that the current scenario requires the support of all responsible citizens to make the fight successful, despite regional or personal reservations.
“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.
The federal lawmaker disclosed that he was in the Presidential Villa to discuss issues of national importance with President Buhari, saying “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.”
Senator Na’Allah, while speaking on the concerns so far raised by stakeholders over the possibility of the amendment to the Electoral Act not being ready to be used for the 2023 elections, charged Nigerians to mount pressure on their representatives in the National Assembly 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 the 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”.