The leadership of the Nigerian Senate has met with military chiefs and heads of security and intelligence agencies over the worsening security situation in the country.
The closed-door meeting held in Abuja, had in attendance, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, chairmen of the senate security-related committees, chief of Defense Staff, Inspector-General of Police, heads of Intelligence agencies and the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC.
What did they discuss?
The senate president, Ahmad Lawan while giving his opening remarks before the start of the meeting said the meeting was summoned by the leadership of the senate.
He told the security chiefs that the National Assembly has shown enough commitment like the executive arm of government and has appropriated funds to tackle insecurity, adding that the meeting was conveyed to look at the missing links and find possible solutions. In his words:
“This particular session of the interaction between us is to look into where we are today and probably this current position. Where we are is most frightening because it is like there is nowhere to hide, no where to go. Insecurity is everywhere and especially, if it is coming to the point of dislocating the security situations where government is quartered, we will really review and see what more we have to do and how differently we have to do.”
What’s the response of the security chiefs?
Speaking on behalf of the service chiefs, Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor thanked the senate leadership, describing the meeting as “in-house discussion bases on mutual concern”.
General Irabor revealed that quite a lot has been done to ensure that the nation’s security situation improves across all states, assuring that no stone is being left unturned in redressing all the imbalances within the security environment.