May 10, 2021

Insecurity: Senate set to meet Service Chiefs, NIA DG, Inspector General of Police

The Senate has announced its resolution to meet with the Service Chiefs, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency and the Inspector General of Police on Thursday.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan stated this at plenary on Tuesday.

Lawan disclosed that the Security Chiefs will use the occasion to brief the Senate on Security challenges bedevilling the nation.

He said the “briefing will be very crucial for us to be properly informed and properly guided.

“The only item on the Order Paper on Thursday will be the briefing.”

Lawan said, “You will recall that on Wednesday we announced that the Chief of Defence Staff, the Service Chiefs, the Inspector General of Police and the DG NIA will be coming today at 11.00am to brief the Senate on the security situation.

“Today the National Security Council is continuing its meeting that it started last week. Therefore, the invited security heads 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 spilled from Thursday to Tuesday.

“So to be on the side of caution, we have now fixed the date for the briefing to be Thursday, 6th May.

“I want to appeal to all of us that the briefing we 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.

“On Thursday, the only item on the order paper will be the briefing. We will do that as a special day for the engagement, the interaction between the Senate and the service.”

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