Hon. Buba Yakub Reacts to Inability to Review Nigerian Foreign Policy Since Independence

…Laments on rising insecurity, wants Military Brigade set up at Mubi and Battalion at Gombi in Adamawa

BY OBUTE JAMES

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Foregin Affairs, Hon. Yusuf Buba Yakub has attributed some of the challenges Nigeria is facing today to lack of ability to review the country’s foregin policy over the years.

Hon. Yusuf Buba Yakub, Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Addressing journalists in National Assembly over the recent Conference/Retreat on the Review of Nigeria Foreign Policy, Yakub said the event which attracted several experts from across the world became necessary in view of the challenges the country is facing do to some lapses in the foreign policy.

“We have not reviewed our foreign policy after Independence particularly for the past 35 years.

“Africa is the Centre Piece of Nigeria Foreign Policy where we serve as “big brother”. This was evident in the country’s intervention in Liberia, Apathied in South Africa among others,” Yakub said.

According to him, “we think that it is necessary that our interest is key in the foreign policy,”

Speaking on the allegation of sharp practices in the foreign mission, Hon. Buba Yakub stated that his committee had conducted an investigative public hearing on the matter while the House will still take necessary action when the report is being submitted.

Yakub who is representing Hong/Gombi Federal Constituency of Adamawa State also lamented on the killing and Kidnapping of his people in his constituency.

Yakub had on Wednesday 21 April, 2021 presented a motion under Matters of Urgent National Importance calling on the Federal Government and the military to set up Military Brigade at MUbi and a Battalion at Gombi in order to check the activities of the Insurgents who normally invaded the areas to kill and kidnap people.

He his constituency is sharing boundary with Sambisa Forest, the hideout of Boko Haram Insurgents.

He said relevant government agencies should come to the aid of the victims by providing relief materials to Kwapure Village of Gara Ward in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State who were recently attacked by the insurgents who killed, maimed and destroyed several properties.

Yakub slso said the establishment of Federal Medical Centre, Hong will go along way in addressing the challenges of health service delivery in the area.

His bill seeking to establish Federal Medical Centre, Hong had passed Second Reading penultimate Wednesday.

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