By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari has warned that the declaration of a state of emergency on security would not solve the multiple security challenges facing the country.
Masari made this remark on Thursday in Abuja, during a media briefing, following a meeting with the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Professor Ibrahim Gambari at the State House in Abuja.
“It cannot because how can state of emergency solve the problem? You have a situation where the military are in all the states of the federation, then you ask yourself, how many do we have?” he said.
“Are we not overstretching them? So the reality is the responsibility of securing this country is ours, all of us. We have a role to play, and we must play it for the sake of the country and for the sake of our children and grandchildren, not for the sake of the persons that in office.
“I think we better be serious about this issue of security. If you say set up state of emergency, what do you do? We are having the same people, the same security agencies, the same capacities, and the same resources. So what are we talking about?”
Governor Masari’s reaction comes 48 hours after the House of Representatives urged President Buhari to declare a state of emergency on the security sector.