A lawmaker representing Kosofe Federal Constituency area of Lagos State, Honourable Rotimi Agunsoye said the government has failed the people woefully.
Honourable Rotimi makes this submission following the high rate, and severity of violent outbreaks, kidnapping, banditry, murdering that has been taking place across Owerri, Imo, Igangan in Oyo State, Niger, Kaduna and across the North-East.
He said the role of government in Governance duty is to protect lives and properties and provide welfare among others, which the government has failed the people in this regards.
Mr Agunsoye, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), declared that “we have failed woefully in all these” while reacting to a motion on the attack against Igangan, a town in Oyo State.
The lawmaker, who represents Kosofe Federal Constituency of Lagos State, lamented that people were being killed across the country.
“Dear colleagues, the most hated person in the world is the person that speaks the truth and people would not want to listen to the truth because they do not want their illusion destroyed.
“Mr Speaker, dear colleagues, I think enough is enough. We need to address the main issue now. Where are we? The role of government in governance is to protect the lives and property of the people and to provide welfare for the people.
“Mr speaker, we have failed woefully in all this. My colleague Sununu said over 70 people were killed. My dear colleague from Oyo State said over 50 people were killed. Somebody from Imo said their people are being killed. Go to the north-east, north-central, south-east, south-west, north-west, south-south — our people are being killed. What are we doing in government?
“It is important we address this, Mr Speaker. Is it the time when we have fighter jets moving here and there then we would address this issue? Something has to be done Mr speaker,” Mr Agunsoye said.
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