President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly agreed to honour the House of Representatives’ summon to address and answer questions concerning the state of security in the country.
Rep. members who took the decision in a Tuesday seating was urged by Satomi Ahmed during an adoption of a motion with great importance to the nation.
The House had also reached the decision to call on the president following the killing of 78 farmers in Borno State’s Zabarmari community.
Femi Gbajabiamila, The Speaker of The House of Representatives had led a delegation of Rep. members to the Presidential Villa on Wednesday and confirmed the reports whilst speaking with State House correspondents after a closed door meeting in Abuja was rounded up.
Speaking extensively, he stated that the President had agreed to appear before the House and answer questions concerning the security of the Nation. He also explained that the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the resolution reached on Tuesday by the House.
Mr Gbajabiamila however remained indefinite on the date agreed with the President for his appearance but assured the public that the President will honour the invitation.
The House Committee on Media and Public Affairs Chairman, Benjamin Kalu was also on ground to answer questions on what the Lawmakers will do if the president fails to appear before the house.
He emphasize that the declaration of state of emergency on security would enable the government to explore several measures in addressing insecurity in the Nation and highlighted on the importance of declaring a state of emergency.
“Unless there is a declaration of state of emergency on security, Mr President’s hand will be tied to do what the former president, Goodluck Jonathan did, which was asking for external help and bringing in external help, the mercenaries and the rest of them to make sure we fight to clear the issue of security.
“The constitution will not allow Mr. President to act in this direction and that was why through legislative intervention, to tell you that resolutions are not dramas, they are the open doors that invite the executive to formulate policies and take positions that will help them achieve the desires of Nigerians.
“Nigerians should be proud that we have tied our resolutions with that of the northern governors who have asked that a state of emergency be declared on security and that’s the wishes of most of the northern state governors,” he said.