NIGERIA. Abuja: The Federal Government (FG) of Nigeria has considered a total ban on riding motorcycles and all mining activities across the country.
It is a part of the government’s effort to forestall terrorism and any form of crime in the country. As this will enable the government to look into loopholes and identify their sponsors.
Disclosing this to newsmen after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, the Attorney General of the Federation, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said that, there is a need to investigate the relationship between the mining and the motorcycle which are mostly used to supply firearms and other dangerous weapons to the terrorists.
Terrorism has moved from the conventional ways of funding their activities to mining and ransom taking, commented the government was not unaware of the economic consequences of the proposed resolutions, particularly the motorcycle ban but it has become imperative in order to guarantee the nation’s security, Malami said.
Malami, who considers security as one of the biggest issues affecting the present administration. It has become an issue of worry to the government and its citizens. He therefore assured Nigerians of the FG continuous commitment to tackle the lingering crises of insecurity bedevilling the entire country.
Malami said, “Let me reassure Nigerians that my commitment to this issue is as firm as ever. I have always made it a duty to regularly summon security chiefs to discuss these challenges and the way forward. I’m not allowing the security chiefs to rest unless we find a very effective solution to this disturbing security situation.”
“The security of all Nigerians remains our major priority and I assure Nigerians that we are determined to crush these enemies of humanity with all the resources at our disposal,” he assured.