The House of Representatives has proposed the construction of a perimeter fence with sensors and cameras to check illegal influx of foreigners into the country.
The motion which was moved by Hassan Saleh, was unanimously adopted following the spate of insecurity in some parts of the country.
The motion also proposed better working conditions for those posted to the nation’s borders.
The lawmakers are particularly concerned about the influx of foreigners through the nation’s borders and they resolved that urgent steps must be taken to check this trend.
Meanwhile, a bill for an act to amend the 2013 Appropriation Act to authorise the release of N4.9trillion from the consolidated revenue fund was put on hold.
The Speaker of the house, Aminu Tambuwal suggested that appropriate steps must be taken by the budget office so that the 2013 supplementary budget is not affected.
Another matter which came up for discussion by the lawmakers is the need to curtail the activities of piracy on the nation’s water ways.
The house mandated the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) as well as other health agencies to provide relief materials for survivors of tanker collusion in Mokwa, Niger state.