HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES INVITES PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI TO ADDRESS MEMBERS IN PLENARY OVER SECURITY CRISES ROCKING NIGERIA; AS SENATE TASKS PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ON SACKING SERVICE CHIEFS.
Written by wave FM on December 1, 2020
The House of Representatives has invited President MUHAMMADU BUHARI to address members in plenary over the security crises across the country.
Earlier at its plenary, the lawmakers were engaged in a rowdy session as members were sharply divided over a motion seeking to invite BUHARI to appear before the lawmakers to explain the rising spate of insecurity in the country.
This was after the House emerged from a closed executive session and the Speaker of the House, FEMI GBAJABIAMILA, asked one of the sponsors of the motion, AHMED JADA to re-table the motion.
Meanwhile, the Senate has asked President MUHAMMADU BUHARI to sack service chiefs over what they described as their failure to secure Nigerians.
The Senate’s decision, which is the third it would pass on this matter this year, followed a motion by Senator KASHIM SHETTIMA on the recent killing of 43 rice farmers in Borno State by the Boko Haram insurgents.
The Senate asked BUHARI to replace the security chiefs with new ones “immediately” and restructure the nation’s security architecture. The upper legislative chamber also demanded a probe into the allegations of corruption and financial leakage levelled against some top hierarchy of the military, as well as greater cooperation to curb the insurgency.