By Paul Efiong Former Presidential Candidate under the African Liberation Party for the 2007 general elections and Director General National Task force For the Prohibition of Illegal Importation/Smuggling of of Arms, Ammunition, Light Weapon,(NATFORCE)i Chief Osita Okereke Emmanuel has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his emergence as the best anti-Corruption President in Africa.
Okereke who gave the commendation on Friday at a Press Conference also promised to support President Buhari’s re-election bid adding that his organization has concluded strategies to recruit viable and qualify Nigerian youths who will serve to compliment other security agencies in the country against all forms of social ill.
While appealing to the federal government to enable it work, Okereke said his organizational survival will not be a threat and liability to the government but rather will assist them to boost revenue generation as it will generate over N6 trillion annually.
He also used the press conference to commend the speaker of the House of Representatives Hon Yakubu Dogora for the House promptness in passing their Bill for the second time while expressing the hope that the upper legislative chamber will follow suit when they resume from break by September this year.
He spoke extensively on the importance of the bill stressing that it is very crucial to National development as its will bring an end to all kinds of farmers/fulani crisis as well as curtail proliferation of fire arms and election crisis.
The Bill according to him seeks to regulate and prohibit proliferation of Fire Arms and ammunition including light weapons into and outside the country.
“Let me remind us that the Bill “the National Commission for the prohibition of Illegal importation of Small Arms, Ammunition and Light Weapons (Bill No 639 of 2014 moved by Hon Ibrahim Bello) has scaled through 2nd reading in the federal House of Representatives while awaiting that of the upper Legislative Chamber”.
He urged other security agencies in the country not to see their emergence as a threat but as friends in the Nigeria Project, adding that security situation in the country now should not be tackled by one agency no matter how much they claim to have been eqiuped.
On the state of the nation, Chief okereke lamented against some politician attitude of cross carpeting from one political party to another claiming that such negative trend is only possible in Nigeria because most politicians are political prostitutes just to discredit President Buhari ambition in next year election.
He noted with happiness several contributions his establishment has made toward a crime free Nigeria emphasizing that NATFORCE had in recent times made several arrests of criminally minded people after which they were handed to police for proper prosecution.