Senate President Ahmad Lawan has stated that the country must tackle corruption to be able to address insecurity.
Making the remark on Friday at a dialogue on corruption and insecurity in Abuja, Lawan stated that deploying the military in troubled parts of the country is not enough to address the security challenges facing Nigeria.
The event was organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
“Indeed, this policy dialogue is showing us that to summarily deal with the ugliness of insecurity in Nigeria requires more than the deployment of military might,” the senate president said.
“We must look at social and economic vices like corruption, that enable and even propagate insecurity.
“As lawmakers, we look forward to the eventual policy brief that will be shared hereafter to guide the nation’s policy direction in ending insecurity in Nigeria.”