Lawan while speaking with State House correspondents after the meeting with the President noted that the service chiefs need to sit up or be fired.
Recall that the Senate on June 11 called on the leadership of the National Assembly to meet with the President on the increasing security challenges in Nigeria.
President Buhari last week Thursday also noted that nation’s security chiefs are not living up to their responsibilities.
The Senate President further stated that the Federal Government must be ready to give a timeline to the security chiefs over the security challenges in the country.
He said, “I think we must tell ourselves the truth that the security situation in the country, especially in the northern part of the country, requires that we give much more resources to the security agencies.”
“Those who are heading these agencies, especially the service chiefs, must sit up.”
“If, after we provide some support, someone is found short of expectations, he should be shown the way out. This is because the lives of Nigerians are so precious and therefore must be more important than any other consideration.”
“I believe that today, the most essential thing in government is to address the security challenges.”
He said the National Assembly was favourably disposed to receiving a supplementary budget specially designed to address the fundamental needs of the security agencies.
Lawan noted that there is the need for the government to empower security operative to help fight against Boko Haram, banditry and other security challenges in the country.
He added, “In the Senate, we believe we need to provide more resources for recruitment by the security agencies: Army, Navy, Air Force, Police, immigration, the paramilitary generally.”
“We need to have more manpower or personnel and this is not something you get on a platter. Whoever wants to make an omelette will break an egg.”
Source: Naija News