Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representative, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged all Nigerians to collectively check the proliferation of small arms and lights weapons in the country so as to achieve a lasting peace and stability. ayokinews.com reports
Gbajabiamila made this known while speaking at a public function organized by the House committee on treaties, Protocols and Agreements on ‘ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons, their Ammunition and Other Related Materials (Ratification and Enforcement Bill, 2021.’
Speaking at the event, Speaker Gbajabiamila said, “Across the country, insecurity manifests in different ways, motivated by varying objectives. Whatever their motivations or objectives, these manifestations almost always involve small arms and light weapons.
“Therefore, any governmental effort to purposefully address the challenges of insecurity must include a determined effort to control the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the country.”