The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Tajudeen Abbas, has urged President Bola Tinubu not to shy away from making tough decisions.
He noted this following the rising cases of insecurity across the country.
Speaking at the resumption of plenary after the Christmas and New Year break on Tuesday, the Speaker said though the president has exhibited exemplary leadership and a proactive approach to security matters, he said the time has come for the President to demand greater performance and accountability from the service chiefs and all security and enforcement agencies.
“His recent interventions and directives for more action by security agencies are timely and reflective of his deep-seated resolve to restore peace and order. Indeed, the time has come for the President to demand greater performance and accountability from our service chiefs and all security and enforcement agencies,” Abbas stated.
He added, “I implore the President not to shy away from making the tough decisions. If necessary, we must not hesitate to enact changes within our security apparatus, for the cost of inaction is far too great to bear.
While commending security agencies for their heroism and sacrifice, the speaker said “time has come for you to review your approaches and strategies, innovate and adapt.”
He described the President’s economic policies, aimed at revitalising key sectors, promoting sustainable growth, and fostering inclusive development as steps in the right direction.
He said the legislative arm must align with the executive to ensure that these initiatives are effectively implemented and yield tangible results for every Nigerian.
The speaker stated:” The expeditious consideration and passage of this budget speaks to our collective resolve to address our nation’s pressing economic challenges. We must shift our focus towards ensuring the judicious and meticulous implementation of the budget, which is intended to be catalytic in lifting our economy from its current state of stagnation.