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Insecurity: Stop politicians salaries, source funds for security- Ndume tells Buhari
 
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Thu, 13 May 2021   ||   Nigeria,
 

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has advised the Federal Government to stop salaries of politicians and use the money to fight insecurity in the country.

The lawmaker made the call while urging President Muhammadu Buhari to take the issue of security very seriously.

Speaking with journalists in Abuja yesterday, Ndume said the government should source funds for security same way it did to fund infrastructure and other developmental projects in Nigeria.

He said: “The President should make the issue of security a priority.

”He should leave every other thing and concentrate on security. That means even if they will stop paying us and use the money to tackle security. Is it not when you are secured that you talk of other things? It is not only the politicians but everybody.

“If you know that you cannot move out of your house and they say sacrifice your salary, won’t you do it? Many people are working from home, yet they are being paid.

“They should stop paying salaries and address the whole issue of insecurity. If you don’t have money, stop paying salaries and allowances and use the money to provide security.

“If you are borrowing money to provide infrastructure, why can’t we borrow money to protect our people.”

 

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