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Ekiti lawmakers demand meeting of Council of State, Security Chiefs to address security challenges

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The Ekiti State House of Assembly has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to convey a meeting of the Council of State and Security chiefs to ideate and map out a template to tackle rising insecurity in the country.

This was part of resolutions of the state house of Assembly at Thursday’s plenary following a motion on security challenges in the country by the deputy speaker, Rt Hon. Hakeem Jamiu themed, ‘The spate of killings in Nigeria: A call for patriotism to combat the menace’.

Following varying contributions, the House in its plenary presided by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye resolved that it is necessary to map out a template to address insecurity in the country, improve the weaponry and security architecture to make it effective in tackling the rising Security Challenge.

The 16 lawmakers also resolve to pay a condolence visit to the family of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti whose daughter, Funke Olakunrin was killed by suspected gunmen last week.

While addressing the lawmakers, Rt Hon. Afuye condemned the unpatriotic display by the opposition through the hype of criminal activities on social media and although he did not mention any names, he referenced the publication of open letters by a former President of the country (Olusegun Obasanjo) who he claimed ‘failed to manage the peaceful structure of the country, he inherited when he became President in 1999’.

In the meantime, the state House of Assembly has sympathised with the people of Ogbese community in Ise/Orun local government area over the recent flooding caused by the overflow of Ogbese river.

A motion moved by member representing Ikeere II, Hon. Tunde Idowu and seconded by the his counterpart representing Ise Orun, Hon. Ayodeji Ajayi earlier asked that the House Committee on environment inspect the ogbese river, which had recently overflown its banks, destroyed properties and consequently crippled transport and economic activities in those areas.

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