Ali Ndume, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to divert the fat salaries of politicians for a good cause by using it to fight insecurity in their country.
Ndume interacted with journalists in Abuja, where he opined that the government should be able to fund for its security when the need arises.
He said: “The President should make the issue of security a priority. He should leave every other thing and concentrate on security. That means even if they will stop paying us and use the money to tackle security. Is it not when you are secured that you talk of other things? It is not only the politicians but everybody.
“If you know that you cannot move out of your house and they say sacrifice your salary, won’t you do it? Many people are working from home, yet they are being paid. They should stop paying salaries and address the whole issue of insecurity. If you don’t have money, stop paying salaries and allowances and use the money to provide security, If you are borrowing money to provide infrastructure, why can’t we borrow money to protect our people.”
” This blame game should stop. As far as I am concerned, this blame game will not solve the problem. Governors are the chief security officers of their states, so, why are they talking about the President without talking about themselves? The governors are deviating from the matter. The problem is not about open grazing.