Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has accused the National Assembly of toying with the nation’s security.
Falana made the accusation during an interview in Lagos on Tuesday.
According to the human rights lawyer and advocate, federal legislators in both chambers of the National Assembly ought to have created state police long ago to help combat the issue of insecurity in the country.
“With profound respect, the members of the National Assembly are toying with the security of our country,” Falana told Channels Television.
“How can the Senate in this stage and time be passing resolution asking for state police? Or the House of Representatives requesting the President to come and address the members of the National Assembly on the security situation in the country.
“Why have they (the lawmakers) not moved the motion for the creation of state police?” he asked.
Falana said the creation of state police would help address the numerous threats considering the shortage of police personnel for the teeming Nigerians.
He also questioned why the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has not been fully utilised to quell security crisis in the country, noting that the corps was empowered by the President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration to bear arms in addressing security challenges.