Senate defers briefing on insecurity over absence of service chiefs

The Senate has deferred the session on the briefing on worsening insecurity in Nigeria to Tuesday February 2024, due to the absence of some Service Chiefs, including the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, Minister of Interior, Mr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo

amongst others.

But the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa; Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-General Taoreed Lagbaja; Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar, and Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla were present for the briefing Wednesday February 7, 2024 at Upper legislative Chamber.

The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio read the resolution of the Senate, , following a motion that was moved by the leader of the Senate, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele and seconded by the minority leader of Senate, Senator Abba Moro.

In his opening remarks at the session, Senator Akpabio said the Senate is not blaming the Service Chiefs for insecurity in some parts of the nation, but the interact with them and make contributions on how to end the menace.

According to him, “Security Chiefs are doing their best. We are not blaming you for the security challenges, but to hear from you.

“Our job is to is to assist the Executive to succeed, and if the government of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu does not succeed, it means that we have all failed.

“The Senate is also of the view that the Federal Capital Territory is under threat, and other parts of the Country”, he said.

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