The Senate has ordered the Service Chiefs and Heads of other security agencies to appear before it on Thursday, May 6, 2021.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, announced this during plenary on Tuesday after the lawmakers resumed from a break to Mark the World Press Freedom Day.
Speaking on an earlier invitation to the Security Heads, Lawan hinted that the Security Heads were in a National Security Council meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The security chiefs were to come Monday at 11am to brief the Senate on the security situation.
According to Lawan , “Today the national security council is continuing its meeting that it started last week. Therefore the invited security head will not be able to come for the briefing.
We are not sure if they will finish their meeting today. We assume it could spill to Wednesday too.
Just like it spilt from Thursday to Tuesday. So to be on the side of caution. We have now fix the date for the briefing to be Thursday, 6,” the Senate President said.
Appealing to colleagues, Lawan reminded the lawmakers that “the briefing will take from the service chiefs and other security agencies will be very crucial for us to be properly informed, properly guided and that if there is any request for supplementary budget, we should be able to understand why we should consider and approve such request.”
The Senate agreed that the expected briefing will be the only item on the order paper.