by Linda Ikeji
Senator representing Benue North East, Gabriel Suswam has said that Nigeria is at a stage where desperate action needs to be taken.
Suswam said this on Tuesday during the Senate plenary after Senator Bello Mandiya cited Order 42 and 52 to seek the leave of the Senate to present a Motion on the abduction of students of Government Science School, Kankara, Katsina State.
The Benue lawmaker urged his colleagues to take actions, represent Nigerians and address fears and hopes rather than continue to pay lip service.
Suswam said: “we need to go beyond where we are today if we are representing the people. We cannot be representing the people and continue to pay lip service to it. A desperate situation needs a desperate action. We must become desperate to address this situation.
“We have reached a stage where we must become desperate. Let us take actions that Nigerians will know that we are here addressing their hopes, fears and aspirations. We must address the people the way it is.”