The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Saturday called the deployment of modern technology to tackle insecurity in the country.
The ACF, in a statement issued in Kaduna by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim, also implored government at all levels to bring succour to Nigerians through effective implementation of the 2020 budget.
It noted that with the signing into law of the 2020 budget, the Financial Bill and the amendment to the Production Sharing Contracts, “Nigerians now look forward to its full implementation in order to bring about some succour to the people.
The ACF said¨“Most importantly, we expect improvement in infrastructure like power, transportation, diversification in agriculture to sustain food security and employment opportunities to our teeming youths, and also mineral resources exploration.”
The ACF particularly called for the execution of the Lagos-Kano rail project with construction running simultaneously from both Lagos and Kano to fast track the project.
The Forum added: “On the Federal Government priority of providing security to lives and property, we expect serious commitment to vigorously tackle insurgency, banditry, kidnappings and communal clashes that have continued to affect our socio-economic and political development.
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“In this respect, all necessary equipment and modern technology must be deployed in security operations, at the same time the welfare of military and other security personnel should be enhanced and promptly attended to.”
On the anti-graft campaign, the ACF called for synergy between the government, judiciary, and relevant agencies to fast- track all pending cases of corruption in order to make the fight meaningful.
“There should be transparency and accountability in all government business, where performance is rewarded and corruption punished accordingly,” it added. (NAN)