Declare a state of emergency on insecurity, Lagos lawmaker urges Buhari

A Member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Alimosho constituency 1, Hon. Bisi Yussuf has urged the National Assembly to empower President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on the spate of killings in the country.

Yussuf spoke to journalists in an interview against the backdrop of perennial crises of insecurity in the country, held yesterday in his office in Lagos.

He noted that there is a political colouration to the issue of insecurity in the country and such should be submerged.

“I appeal to the National Assembly to give the President the power of emergency to tackle insecurity and appoint experts that know how to tackle the issue of insecurity.

“Beyond that, what I have seen is that people have introduced politics into it. We should look beyond herdsmen and Boko Haram.

“The President should ensure that whoever is behind insecurity must be dealt with without any special treatment.

“At Ife-Ibadan Road and other places where Yorubas are predominant, how will you say Fulanis are coming from Sokoto to terrorise them there.

“There are certain people that are being sponsored and disguise like Fulanis. Whenever people are arrested, you would see that they have no trademark of Fulanis” The lawmaker said.

He, however, urged the Nigerian youths to latch on the enabling environment created by the present administration by finding employment pathways for themselves, thereby shunning all forms of insecurity suggestions.

“The Federal Government has created and will continue to create enabling environment for businesses to thrive.

“Nigerian youths should not forget the fact that Education is a pathfinder, which must tell someone what he could do to get to somewhere.

“The Youths should be able to find employment pathways in this enabling environment and prevent being an instrument of the devil” He said.