The Senate will meet with the services chiefs on Thursday as part of efforts to address the security crisis rocking the country.
The meeting was meant to hold on Tuesday (today) but has been postponed due to the security meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, according to Channels TV.
The Senate had asked the service chiefs to provide feedback today on their efforts in tackling the rising spate of insecurity.
The scheduled meeting by the Senate follows a closed-door session the leadership of the Nigerian Army had with members of an ad-hoc committee of the House of Representatives recently.
At the meeting, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, the Chief of Army Staff, told the House’s ad-hoc committee on Arms and Ammunition that he cannot answer questions on the $1 billion arms procurement because he did not sign off the payment.
The response led to rancour as some House members interpreted the army chief’s comment as being ignorant and disrespectful to the House as an institution.
With the bickering between Attahiru and lawmakers becoming more evident, Chairman of the Committee, Olaide Akinremi, ruled that the hearing would go into a closed-door meeting and asked the media to leave the room.
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