Lawmakers barred from discussing security issues during plenary

Lawmakers barred from discussing security issues during plenary

Lawmakers in Zamfara State House of Assembly, north Eastern Nigeria have been barred from discussing security issues during plenary. The Speaker of Zamfara House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Magarya on Thursday gave the ruling, citing sensitive issues. He clarified that such issues will no be discussed in close door session at the Committee of the

Lawmakers in Zamfara State House of Assembly, north Eastern Nigeria have been barred from discussing security issues during plenary.

The Speaker of Zamfara House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Magarya on Thursday gave the ruling, citing sensitive issues.

He clarified that such issues will no be discussed in close door session at the Committee of the whole.

Vanguard, said Magarya comment was in response to a motion moved by the lawmaker representing Bukkuyum South, Alhaji Sani Dahiru-Adafka over security challenges facing his Constituency.

The outlet reported that Majority Leader of the House, Alhaji Faruk Dosara, had while contributing to the motion, reminded the members that they took the decision earlier not to discuss security issues openly.

“I think, we resolved to be discussing security issues in the committee of the whole of the house not during the sitting considering some sensitive issues attached to the issue.

“We took this decision to avoid exposing measures taken by the state government to the public”, he said.

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