President Muhammadu Buhari met with the leadership of the National Assembly behind closed doors on Monday over matters of the nation’s security.
The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, had earlier bemoaned the level of insecurity in the country. He was in attendance with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the closed-door meeting which started by 3:00 pm at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The main talking point, as discussed in the meeting, has not been made public yet but, according to sources, the meeting may be connected with last week’s review of the National Assembly on the current situation of security in the country and the fate of the service chiefs.
Recall, last week, the Senate had strongly advised President Buhari to declare a national security emergency in the country while the lower legislative chamber asked the president to sack the current service chiefs over their alleged poor handling of security challenges in the nation.
The military chiefs, according to the lawmakers, are old school in their approach to solving the problem of the deteriorating security system in Nigeria. They have also run out of ideas and overstayed their welcome as heads of the country’s security agencies.
The lawmakers, thus, called on the presidency to revive the security forces with new heads and policies to counter the raging insecurity.