President of the Senate, Senator David Mark
By Onwuka Nzeshi
President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, Wednesday charged security operatives to review their strategies and brace up to the security challenges facing the nation.
Senator Mark noted that the security situation was becoming intolerable and called on all Nigerians to see it as a collective challenge which every citizen must work together to resolve.
He spoke at a ceremony where he decorated Mr. Isah Usman a police personnel serving in his office. Usman was recently promoted to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of police (ASP) by the Police Service Commission.
Mark said all security operatives must as a matter of necessity work hard and cooperate with one another to ensure security of lives and property.
“It is your collective efforts that would guarantee the security of the nation. Once we can achieve security in the country, there would be peace and when there is peace, there will be progress and development. We need peaceful co-existence. We need the cooperation of all,” he said.
Mark described promotion as both an incentive and a recognition of hard work and reiterated the need for public officers to justify their positions by putting the nation and people first.
He also charged the citizenry to cooperate with the security operatives at this critical time as security was a collective assignment.
Also Wednesday, the president of the senate described as unkind the attack on the Zaria country home of the Vice-President, Alhaji Namadi Sambo, urging the perpetrators to have a rethink.
He sympathised with the vice-president on the attack and reminded all aggrieved citizens that the doors of the federal government remained open for dialogue as a way out of the menace.