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Senate shifts national security summit for two weeks


Following a point of order raised by the Senate leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, the upper legislative chamber has shifted the national security summit for two weeks.

The summit was earlier scheduled to take place between Wednesday and Thursday next week after intense debate on issues pertaining to the dangerous security developments in the country.

The proposed national security summit in Abuja would rally various stakeholders, to fashion out lasting solutions to the deteriorating security situation in the nation.

Recent killings in Benue, Adamawa, Taraba, and Kaduna states triggered the need for the summit to enable stakeholders brainstorm for a workable solutions to the worrisome problem.

Lawan further pointed out that, “the date was fixed in a hurry, and that it would not be feasible to organise a result oriented national security summit within the short time frame, that would pull all relevant stakeholders to be in attendance.

“The ad hoc Committee on the Review of Security Infrastructure in Nigeria met and considered that the time between now and next week is too short for this Senate to organise a very good and solid national summit. This Committee needs more time, so that we organise a summit that is worth its name and get the proper outcome.

“Our Committee therefore, is asking that we rescind our earlier resolution of holding the summit on Wednesday andThursday next week and extend it to two weeks, and the exact date within this period will be announced later when we would have arrived at the final arrangement for this time.

“I therefore, move that the Senate gives us this opportunity to organise a summit that is worth its name.”

The point of order was finally sustained. Daily post.

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