By Okunade Adekunle, Lagos
Following the release of Ms Zainab Aliyu who was arrested for alleged possession of codeine by the Saudi Arabia government, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Segun Olulade, has lauded the Nigeria government for securing her release.
Olulade who is representing Epe Constituency II, in a statement issued in his office Tuesday evening, congratulated Zainab’s parents, noting that the Federal Government should be applauded for the role it played in Zainab’s release.
The lawmaker who wondered why some individuals would have the guts and confidence to plant drugs in luggage belonging to other people, added; “If not for the swift intervention of the Federal Government and other well-meaning individuals, only God knows what the fate of Zainab would have been.
“This calls for serious concern, and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has a lot to do at ensuring that those responsible for this dastardly act are seriously dealt with”, said Olulade.
He stressed further that every other concerned security agency must rise up to the occasion and ensure that security at Nigeria airports is tightened.
“I see no reason why drugs should scale through our security here at our airports and get to another country”, he added.
Olulade, “If the security agencies responsible for securing the airports are doing their jobs diligently, then people should not jet out of the country, only for them to get to their destinations and be caught.”
The lawmaker also commended the Senior Special Assistant to the President Buhari on Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa for taking up the matter and ensured the release of Zainab.