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$1Bn Withdrawn From Excess Crude Account For Security But Our People Are Being Killed - Shehu Sani

A former senator that represents Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate, Shehu Sani has alleged that about 1 Billion dollars was withdrawn from the Excess Crude account for security but despite this huge amount, insecurity has continued. Shehu Sani said,

"One Billion Dollars withdrawn from the excess crude account for “security” and our people are daily being kidnapped or killed by Bandits riding on cheap Jingchen motorcycles."

Bandits operate freely for hours in broad daylight unchallenged; they're collecting millions as ransom daily without consequences. The besieged communities are also paying millions as protection fees to bandits, and if they refuse to pay, they are brutally attacked and their houses set ablaze by the bandits. Farmers must pay money before they can have access to their farms; if they refuse to pay, they must pay with their own lives. 

Such is the hopelessness of our security situation. And sooner or later, bandits will overrun our cities, including Abuja, to be picking us up either in the traffic or in our homes. The primary role of the government is the protection of the lives and property of its citizens. Currently, the government appears paralyzed to play that role. 


No government in our recent memory has spent billions on security like the Buhari administration and the National Assembly has always given accelerated approval for the President's request for funds to beef up security. In addition, one billion dollars was taken from the excess crude account to finance security efforts. 


So, given these large-scale investments in security, Nigerians deserve better results than what we are currently getting. Even President Buhari himself once told the security chiefs that their best was not good enough. But things didn't change significantly since then to justify the huge expenditures on security. It's time President Buhari goes beyond rhetoric; he must wield the big stick, no matter whose ox is gored. He can't continue to be nice when things are going from bad to worse. If he refrains from punishing failure, then he is ultimately responsible for the harsh verdict of history and posterity on his administration.

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Kaduna Central Senate Shehu Sani

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