The need to update the nation’s laws on firearms to address current realities has been advocated.
Senator representing Kaduna central and the APC gubernatorial candidate , Senator Uba Sani stated this during a media parley at the kaduna state NUJ secretariat.
Uba Sani alluded that the present firearms laws were obsolete and has no provision to allow local vigilantes legitimately carry arms to assist security forces fight terrorist elements at the grassroot.
” Nigeria as a country of over two hundred million people with over five hundred million illegal firearms in circulation in the Sahel deserve all the seriousness to confront the situation,and room must be created at the communities level to equip local vigilantes who are capable of confronting these criminal terrorists causing havock in our society”,he said.
He called for the creation of state police and the recruitment of two million additional policemen to tackle shortfall in security architecture that will match the firepower of insurgents and bandits in the country.
The gubernatorial hopeful noted that security issue was a national problem that should be approached from critical dimensions and reviewing the laws of the land that has been obsolete for over seventeen years will help.
“governors by virtue of their position as chief security officers of their states, should have control over security apparatus so they can take responsibilities for failure or success of security arrangements in their respective areas of authority”,he added.
When answering questions about what his government will do for the people of the state if elected, Senator Uba Sani said that he will make the educational system skills centred so that graduates can be self reliant in different vocations and trades .
He also said he will allocate twenty five percent of the state annual expenditure on education with to reverse of out of school children syndrome in the state.
He also explained that he will provide the enabling environment for local farmers to thrive using modern mechanized farming method, which will upscale bumper harvest for internal consumption and exportation.
Senator Uba Sani said he will consolidate on the the present government’s achievements and accord adequate attention to the rural areas .
The gubernatorial hopeful stressed that he has the capacity to lead the state as was evident when he attracted over five billion naira worth of projects to his constituency as a senator.