Senator representing Ondo North Senatorial district, Robert Ajayi Boroffice has promised to tackle the scourge of insurgency head on with the deployment of high technology for security operations. 

Speaking on Saturday when he formally declared his ambition to contest the 2023 presidential election at the Nicon Luxury Hotel in Abuja he said will sponsor specialised training for counter-insurgency units in security agencies in order to hunt and destroy terrorists in the country. 

Addressing a mammoth crowd of supporters in Abuja he said, the scourge of kidnapping will be tackled by the special unit by tracking, hunting and destroying kidnapping rings. 

“I will build on the foundational work that President Muhammed Buhari has done with regard to the National Identification Number (NIN) registration. This is quite vital.

Explaining further Boriface who us the deputy senate leader promises to sustain Nigeria’s investment in the Multinational Joint Task Force  (MNJTF) and closely work with neighboring countries like Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Niger to combat terrorism and protect the territorial integrity of Nigeria. 

“I will seek international help wherever it can be obtained. | will consult with international military planners who have the expertise in combatting insurgencies that we do not have. 

“My administration will establish the Ministry of Homeland Security and Strategically organise it to effectively manage Immigration and Border Protection Services, Civil Defence, and Amnesty and Rehabilitation Programmes. 

All these he said he will being to bare 

in line with Section 14 (2b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As Amended), that: “The security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government”, 

“I commit to deliver improved security for all Nigerians. I will provide adequate funding for security agencies. 

“The security agencies will be adequately equipped. I will ensure improved synergy and cooperation amongst security.”

“To ensure a thriving and sustainable economy, energy sufficiency in power is a pressing need. The problems facing the power sector are numerous but not insurmountable. 

“I have the political will to coordinate good policies that will make the industry work. The issues that plague the power industry include financing, gas supply, generation capacity, transmission capacity and metering, and distribution capacity. “These issues need to be tackled holistically. The near future of Nigeria’s power generation capacity will depend on our Country’s abundant supply of natural gas. “Nigeria has 187 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves which is the 9th largest in the world and about 3% of the world’s total gas reserves. 

“At our current consumption levels, it will take us 306 years to exhaust. We need to harness this resource to begin to fix Nigeria’s power deficit. 

“I will build on the achievements of the Petroleum Industry Act to expand investment in the natural gas industry to double our gas processing capacity and significantly expand our gas pipeline transportation capacity. 

“I will focus on reducing the investment risk associated with investing in the power industry in Nigeria by making sure amongst other things, that tariff is cost-reflective and significantly reduce exchange rate risk  which is negatively affecting the generation industry as of today. 

“I will also focus on mitigating the rising expense of electricity tariffs for the poor and vulnerable in Nigeria by directing Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to implement a tiered   pricing system.”

According to him pre-colonial challenges were still facing Nigeria 61 years after independence, a development that is a disappointment.

He said: “It is quite unsettling to me, to you and indeed many Nigerians that 61 years after independence, Nigeria is still grappling with the basic problems that dogged the pre-independence era despite enormous human and natural resources.

“I can still recall when I usually recited the beautiful lyrics of our National Anthem with utmost enthusiasm in 1960 and thereafter, I loved it and I lived it, particularly the line that says “though tribes and tongues may differ, in brotherhood, we stand.”

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