Lafiagi says it should be seen as an event that must be overcome

Senator Mohammed Lafiagi (PDP Kwara), on Tuesday, said the present security challenge confronting the country is a stage of development that has happened to many developed countries.

?Any nation aspiring for greater heights must face challenges. Nigeria cannot be an exception, and security challenges should be seen as events that must be overcome,? he said.

Lafiagi who expressed optimism that the nation would soon overcome the challenges, urged the National Assembly not to scrap the local government system from the constitution.

The lawmaker condemned the call made by some Nigerians regarding the scrapping of local governments in the ongoing 1999 constitution review.

He said since the system was closer to the people at the grass-roots, it should be allowed to remain.

The senator noted that for any meaningful development to take place at the local government level, local authorities must be fully involved. He canvassed for more power and resources for the councils to live up to the expectation of the electorate.

?The problem confronting local government councils in the country would soon be overcome. Nigerians should think of how to solve the problem militating against their (councils) non-performance,? he said.

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