Director Legal, Nigerian Navy, Commodore Jamila Sadiq. Photo: Ibrahim Shehu
The Federal Government has been urged to enact laws seeking to govern the handing over of weapons by foreign missions to countries that share borders with Nigeria.
The Director Legal, Nigerian Navy, Commodore Jamila Sadiq made the appeal at a public hearing on the bill for an act to establish the National Commission against the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons and 3 other related bills.
Commodore Jamila stressed the need for building border walls and serious surveillance with the view to win the fight against Insurgency.
According to her, the border countries have no armories for weapons which has promoted the influx of dangerous weapons into the country.
The Director legal, Department of State Security, Shehu Ahmed stated that the bill is a welcome development as it will put in check the Proliferation of weapons in the Country.
The speaker, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, observed that the security and welfare of Nigerians as the primary responsibility of the Government gave birth to the legislation which will be thoroughly considered by the House.
The Chairman House Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Sha’aban Sharadda, noted that the hearing will provide the opportunity for stakeholders to share knowledge and experience on the security bills for the realization of security and welfare of all Nigerians.
Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu, editing by Abdullahi Lamino