Insecurity: NLC Urges NASS To Probe Budgetary Allocation To Military

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nlc_president_omarPerturbed by allegations from security agents that they lack adequate motivation and equipment to fight the Boko Haram insurgents, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the National Assembly to immediately beam its search light on how the huge amount of budgetary allocation to security agencies in the country was being spent.

The labour union noted that Nigerians are worried with the ease at which the insurgents carry out their attacks unchallenged despite claims of heavy budgetary allocation spent on security, especially on the military.

In a statement signed by its President, Comrade Abdulwaheed Omar, NLC said that it was extremely disturbed by the continued wave of bomb attacks, which are mainly on soft targets such as crowded markets and recreational centres and urged President Goodluck Jonathan to immediately declare a state of emergency on security.

The NLC president also decried the growing attacks on schools and villages which have led to untimely death of several thousands of people, mostly young people, who are still in their prime.

The statement read in part: “The recent Jos bomb attack, which occurred at the biggest market in the city patronised mainly by workers, students and farmers who bring their products for sale at the market is particularly more devastating as over 150 people, among them seven students of the University of Jos who were in their final year in the University, were killed.

“The last attack in Kano was also as provocative, targeted at social centres where workers and poor residents live and also relax. Several lives and property were massively destroyed in that incident.

“In all these attacks, several thousands of workers, especially teachers, health workers and other civil servants and informal sector workers have lost their lives and property”.