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The Senate to increase resources for security agencies in the 2022 Appropriation

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan says it would consider a ramp-up of more resources for security agencies in the 2022 Appropriation on Tuesday during his welcome speech after the legislative annual recess at resumption of Plenary.

At resumption of Plenary, President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan said even though the National Assembly approved over N800 Billion for Security and Intelligence Agencies, it would be necessary to increase funds and resources to the security sector.

According to him, efforts must be made to sustain the fight against insecurity by ensuring adequate funding for security agencies in the 2022 budget to be submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari later this month to the National Assembly for consideration.

Lawan while applauding the Armed Forces for the recent success recorded in their fight against insurgency and banditry urged them to sustain the campaigns until the insurgents and bandits are rooted in the Country.

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The Senate President disclosed further that the Senate Joint Committee on Finance, National Planning and Economic Matters, Petroleum Downstream, Petroleum Upstream, and Committee on Banking would also be presenting its report soon on the 2022/2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP), preparatory to the presentation of the 2022 Appropriation Bill by the President.

On the Electoral Act Amendment Bill passed by the Senate and House of Representatives in July 2021, the Senate President announced that a Conference Committee would be set up to harmonise the two versions of the bill, so as to enable its eventual transmission to the President for assent

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Nigerians are currently looking to the National Assembly to take steps and legislative actions that will address Nigeria’s security challenges and revamp the economy.

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