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Hon. Joseph Bassey
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Member representing Hon. Akpabuyo Bakassi Calabar South Federal Constituency in the 10th National Assembly lamented that the insecurity of this country was as a result of collapse of the local administration.

Speaking with news men in his office on Wednesday, he maintained that insecurity is local and it must involved the local approach so it can be be totally nipped in the board. adsbygoogle || []).push({});">

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“The central government from Abuja can not understand what is happening locally and if the local approach is not considered it will be very difficult.”

Speaking further on budgeting instrument to solve the ongoing security challenge of the country, he the current would tackle insecurity at the local levels if implemented.

He opined that unless, the Local Government Areas are given autonomy there is no how insecurity could be tackled headlong.

He said that poverty is the root cause of insecurity, therefore, as long as the state governors continue to decide what goes to the chairmen and councillors and even state house members, there is no way Chairmen can have control over their people and insecurity will continue to thrive.

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Though, the 2024 budget proposal prioritize SECURITY, JOB CREATION AND POVERTY REDUCTION, Bassey doubted if much can be achieved without a reformed of local government areas.

Honorable Bassey lamented that the state government is paying salary to state lawmakers would they Lawmakers have the powers to talk on issues that will favor the masses as against the governor’s will.

The House Committee Chairman on Emergency an Disaster Management expressed readiness of the 10th Assembly to carry out their oversight functions effectively to make sure the budget if passed to law is implemented to the later.

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He noted, “that’s the only way the common man on the street would benefit from it.

”I believe this Government, president Tinubu led Government will tackles the issue of implementation of the budget seriously and we as legislature will also take our oversight more seriously this time around to see that the budget is implemented to the later so that the common man on the street of Bakassi will positively be affected with the budget.”

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