Insecurity is a constant topic of concern for Nigerians. Since the beginning of the violent insurgence brought on by Boko Haram in 2009, Nigerians have been living in fear and uncertainty—fearing the unknown of what may come and how it will disrupt their lives.
Senator Nyako believes that it is the responsibility of the government to protect its citizens and to ensure that threats posed by terrorist groups such as Boko Haram, will not continue to grow. Through his term as Senator, he plans to hold the federal government accountable in dealing with insecurity issues, and to find methods of preserving security and peace in Adamawa and other states in the North.
He is dedicated to pushing for reforms and bills that encourage the development of a military and intelligence task force that is trained and prepared to protect its citizens from current and future terrorist threats.
In addition to national security threats, Senator Nyako is also very passionate about security improvements at the state and local levels—specifically, rehabilitating the police force in Adamawa. At this level, there are threats faced by the people of Adamawa state every day. The presence of an efficient police force will help to curtail present threats and to allow Adamawa people to conduct their daily duties and responsibilities, with the comfort of knowing that the state is protecting their livelihoods.
Senator Nyako was awarded the title of Sarki Matassa in 2013 and he is currently the Chief Security Advisor of the Lamido Adamawa. In this role, he has effectively created programs that engage youth by providing them with constructive activities that keep them off the streets—essentially preventing them from joining the insurgence in the North and participating in other illicit activities. His focus is largely on educating, mobilizing, sensitizing, and empowering the youth.
The Northeast Marshal Plan
Senator Nyako supports all strategic efforts concerning a plan for recovery and rehabilitation of states in the Northeast. Since the North has been hit hard by the debilitating effects of Boko Haram’s uprising, it is important that the federal government devise a well-constructed strategy to restore harmony and a sense of normalcy for all northerners.
It is equally important for Northern states to be forthcoming in providing ample assistance to the government in dealing with this issue. The way in which Northern states along with our neighbors came together to liberate areas taken up by Boko Haram, is the same way we should all continually work together for the common good.
In addition, Senator Nyako is extremely dedicated to finding methods of combating poverty through job creation in Adamawa and other Northern states, since there is a correlation between poverty and organized terrorism.
Senator Nyako will support all methods of encouraging funding for the implementation of the Marshal Plan that will not disenfranchise Nigerians. With the help of international organizations, the Senator believes Nigeria will effectively eradicate the damaging force that is organized terrorism.
Internally Displaced Persons
An issue of utmost concern for Senator Nyako is the increased prevalence of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Adamawa. The insurgence in the North has displaced millions of Nigerians, most of which fled to countries such as Chad, Cameroon, Benin, and Niger.
Senator Nyako will offer assistance to bring refugees back to their homes safely, and to provide them with resources to help them rebuild their lives. Such provisions include food, housing, medical and educational services—most importantly for children that have been out of school since the insurgency began.
Senator Nyako welcomes support from international organizations, religious groups, and philanthropic societies in helping IDPs find their way back home.