From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

The First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, has called on the lawmakers to enact security related laws to stem the tide of kidnappings, saying the nation is at war against criminal elements.

She reiterated her call for stiffer penalties for kidnappers in the country.

“We should look into the laws on kidnapping, it is like we are in a war, a war against kidnapping and kidnappers,” she told the senators representing the three senatorial districts of Lagos State, who visited her in her office at the State House, Abuja.

She also admonished Nigerians to help one another, saying: “The administration of President Bola Tinubu is resolute to leave a legacy for generations yet unborn. This takes a lot of sacrifice and courage.”

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Earlier, the leader of the delegation, senator representing Lagos East, Chairman, Southern Senators’ Forum and Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking and Finance, Adetokunbo Abiru, said the reforms of President Tinubu, are on course to putting the nation on a solid footing of economic wellbeing and lasting prosperity.

He also assured the Senate will continue to look into people-centred legislation, especially as it regards the economy and security.

Abiru expressed optimism that the nation would soon be an economic haven.

Also on the courtesy visit were Senator representing Lagos Central, Wasiu Sanni who is also chairman, Senate Committee on Marine Transport and senator representing Lagos West, Oluranti Adebule, chairman, Senate Committee on Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation.