By Hannah Nathan, Warri
President Bola Tinubu has received pressure from Speaker of the House of Representatives Tajudeen Abbas to fire underperforming cabinet members.
Addressing the house during the Tuesday plenary session’s restart, Abbas also supported the creation of fresh approaches to deal with the pervasive insecurity plaguing the nation.
He warned that the security situation could worsen and endanger national stability if it is not sufficiently addressed.
The Speaker maintained that despite the implementation of various measures to address it, the security situation in the nation has not abated.
He claimed that because of this, it is now necessary to take fresh approaches to solving the problem because the traditional methods that have been supported for a long time are no longer adequate.
“The threats of insurgency are severely testing the peace and stability of our country, the rise in kidnapping for ransom and the unsettling unrest and crises across all the six geo-political zones. Families and communities have endured immense hardships, and our hearts go out to all those affected by these tumultuous events,” he said.
Speaking further, Abbas lamented the horrific deaths of Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar and Folorunsho Ariyo at the hands of kidnappers, the over 100 persons killed in the Plateau slaughter, and the victims of the most recent explosion in Ibadan, Oyo State.
President Tinubu was also given a responsibility by the Speaker to demand “More performance and accountability from our service chiefs and all security and enforcement agencies.” I beg the President to not be afraid to take the difficult choices. We must not be reluctant to make adjustments to our security system if needed because the price of delay is simply too high to pay.