Senate President Ahmad Lawan has assured Nigerians that the state and federal governments will not relent in tackling insecurity.
“Those of us in the government are not going to rest until Nigeria is secured by God’s grace”, Mr Lawan said.
The senate president stated this when he paid a condolence visit to the family of an Islamic scholar, Sheikh Baba-Goni Aisami, who was murdered by soldiers in Yobe.
While calling for speedy justice for the cleric’s murder, he said all possible measures must be taken to arrest situations like that in the country.
“When we have to recruit soldiers and other security agents, we must profile and scrutinise applicants to ensure that we do not recruit people of questionable character or criminal background.
“This is very important and very imperative,” Mr Lawan said.
The senate president commended security agencies for the recent improvement of security in the country.
“As for the security situation across the country, I can say in the last three weeks or so, we have witnessed some improvements across the country.
“We in the National Assembly will continue to support the executive arm of government, the security agencies, to ensure that they protect the lives and properties of Nigerians.
“The situation may be serious, may be dire, but our determination, by the Grace of God, will overwhelm the challenges,” he assured.
He urged Nigerians to continue to be patient, prayerful and supportive of the government.