Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is dealing with a “very difficult situation” with regards to Nigeria’s security challenges.
Gbajabiamila stated this to State House correspondents after meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.
The spate of criminal activities across Nigeria has increased in the last month, with reports of kidnapping, banditry, terrorism, armed robbery and other crimes surfacing on a daily basis.
But speaking about the current level of insecurity in the country, Gbajabiamila said President Buhari is passionate about restoring peace in the country.
The speaker insisted that the president is determined to resolve the security challenge, but added that “uneasy lies the head that wears the crown”.
He said: “I came to see him (Buhari) to exchange ideas, rub minds together as to where we are as a country; rub minds together politically, economically, socially, which is a continuous engagement for four years.
“The president is dealing with a very, very difficult situation and he is as passionate as anybody else to bring it to closure and we are here to help him bring it to closure.
“We are still working on a way out. All I will always say, uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. We proffer ideas, you know, he tells us his own views, and we come to some consensus, one way or the other.”
Gbajabiamila also said federal lawmakers would do all that is necessary to assist Buhari in tackling Nigeria’s rising challenge.
He noted that the House had set up an ad-hoc committee tasked with recommending how the situation can best be addressed, adding that the final report will be forwarded to the president.
“He is fully aware of it and he’s opened to anything and everything. That will help us in coming to a resolution in this matter,” the speaker said.