The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has pleaded with the United States government to help Nigeria overcome insurgency and other security issues which the Boko Haram has been causing in the country.
The speaker said Nigerians are worried about the insecurity which is at an all-time high in the country and are looking up to the United States of help to tackle the challenge. He made this appeal while hosting the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard in Abuja yesterday February 11.
Gbajabiamila also applauded the US Government for its decision to repatriate over $300m Abacha loot.
“What is America doing to assist Nigeria defeat insurgency? Is the outcome of the Layee Act affecting the way international organizations operate? What is the status of the Tucano jets we paid for?
“The house and indeed Nigerians are worried about the lingering insecurity in many parts of the country and many citizens of Nigeria are looking up to the United States of America for assistance to tackle this challenge”.
After Femi Gbajabiamila’s statement, Leonard reassured him of the US government commitment in helping to end insecurity in Nigeria and she also promised to help in facilitating the timely delivery of the Tucano jets.