Eid-el-Fitri: Lawmakers, Council Boss Call For Improved Security


Three lawmakers have called on the Federal Government to put in place proper security as a step to avert future bomb blasts in the country.

The lawmakers who said this in their Eid-el-Fitri messages to Nigerians also condoled with the victims of the recent flood in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, House of Representatives member representing Ikeja Federal Constituency; his counterpart in Epe Federal Constituency, Hon. Lanre Odubote; member Lagos State House of Assembly representing Lagos Island Constituency 2, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, and Chairman of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government, Hon. Kamal Bayewu; all condemned the recent suicide bomb blast at the United Nations building in Abuja which claimed at least 23 lives.

Faleke said,”While I rejoice with our Muslim brothers and sisters on the end of the Ramadhan fasting and the celebration of the Eid-el-Fitri, I will also call on the Federal Government to step up security all over the country to avert more bomb blasts. This is becoming too frequent and the onus lies on the Federal Government to secure lives and properties in the country.”

On the flood in Ibadan which also claimed many lives and destroyed properties worth millions of naira, Faleke condoled with the victims and called for constant vigilance.

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“We should do everything to protect our environment. Indiscriminate dumping of refuse should be avoided and we should keep our environment clean always to avert future occurrence,” he said.

On his part, Odubote in his Sallah message, called for vigilance by everyone, noting that all Nigerians should be involved in ensuring security of life and properties.

“This includes providing information to security agencies and reporting untoward events and people to the nearest security agency. All hands must be on deck to protect our environment, our people and our properties,” he said.

Both Alawiye-King and Bayewu canvassed for prayers for the safety of the country and its people. “This is the Sallah period, we should not only celebrate, dance, eat, drink and rejoice, we should also be sober and reflect on the lives we have lost to the UN House bomb blast and the flood in Ibadan. Therefore, we should continue to pray for the safety of this country and its people,” they said.

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