Senate will invite Wike over insecurity in Abuja – Kingibe
Senator Ireti Kingibe representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has said the Senate will invite the Minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike to address the growing level of insecurity in Abuja.
She informed the Senate will summon Wike and the heads of security agencies to testify over the rise in crimes in the nation’s capital during an appearance on Channels TV’s Politics on Sunday.
The Senator said: “When the Senate resumes, I plan that the (Senate) FCT committee specifically needs to sit with the two ministers and the security agencies for them to give us their plans concerning security.
“It is not that I am hoping. I know he will be summoned. But whether he responds or not is a different matter entirely. But as the chief security officer of the FCT, he should have a plan.
“He should be able to tell us, the committee, and specifically me, that this is the plan for protecting the people of the FCT. Between him, the police commissioner, and the head of the DSS, they must have a plan.”
The lawmaker, who assumed office last year, praised the FCT’s security authorities for efforts to eradicate crimes.
She added: “I must commend the security agencies for doing something when we started to scream. But the truth is a little bit earlier, I tried to draw their attention and I was told that it was exaggerated and I said it couldn’t be because what I’m telling them, I did not get from social media. I got it from my constituents. But I’m glad that everybody, we are now all seem to be on the same page.
“They’re trying to take it all seriously, but a lot more needs to be done. Catching the kidnappers is just the symptom. We need to get to the root cause of what is causing all of this insecurity.”