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Ndume advocates for state of emergency, says President Buhari not proactive

By Suru Charles

The Senate committee chairman on Army, Ali Ndume, has aligned his weight to those calling for the declaration of state of emergency in the country.

Ndume, the incumbent senator representing Borno south senatorial district, was observed to have made the call during the weekend while being featured in a Channel television programme.

Visibly dejected by the c country’s current security situation, he beckoned at President Mohammadu Buhari to declare the state of emergency across the country as a matter of urgency
Admitting that the present security situation bedevilling the country “is disturbing” he believes that the call would ameliorate the situation.

He commended the security operatives for standing the test of time while advocating that more attention ought to have been extended to them.

He said, ” we should declare a state of emergency on the security and welfare of Nigerians we should also begin to take care of other things when we are safe.”

Rather than sitting down in the office dishing out directives, the President, as opined by the senator, should be more proactive.

Stressing that the President is “not the director in chief” but the “Commander in Chief” issuing directives without him following up, he believed is inimical to the nation.

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According to him “it is his responsibility to rise to the situation and take charge instead of always giving directives” adding that ” he is responsible for the security of the country and should act”.

Taking his time to showered encomiums on the security operatives, the security personnel if provided with the much needed security apparatus, he believed would have long overpowered those given the country that pride itself as the giant of Africa.

In his view, the security “are doing what they can under the circumstances in which they find themselves” stating that “we are not doing enough in terms of providing necessary the equipment for the security.”

Ndume, as noticed by The Trumpet, is not the first prominent Nigerian, that is beckoning on the presidency to declare a state of emergency on the country following the prevailing security situation.

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