President Muhammadu Buhari will tonight at 8pm meet with the 109 Senators of the National Assembly.
The scheduled meeting between members of the upper chamber and President Buhari was conveyed in a letter received from the State House and read during plenary by President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.
The Senate on April 27, 2021, reached a resolution for the leadership of the upper chamber to schedule a meeting with the President to enable all 109 Senators meet with him to discuss the issue of insecurity in the country.
The invitation letter for the scheduled meeting between the President and members of the upper chamber reads:
I write to inform the Distinguished President of the Senate, that President Muhammadu Buhari will host a dinner of Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Tuesday, 13th July, 2021, at 8pm 20:00 hrs.
The venue is at the State House Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The security situation in the country has worsened despite changing service chiefs. Kidnap of school children has taken its root in the country while Fulani herdsmen are on the rampage in various parts of the country.
On its part, German political foundation, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), has said the security situation in the country worsened despite the death of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.
The resident representative, Dr. Vladimir Kreck, disclosed this at the just concluded retreat to discuss new bills for addressing insecurity in Nigeria held in collaboration with the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The security situation in the last three years has worsened enormously considering the mass kidnappings in the Northwest. I am not so sure whether the death of Shekau is a true advantage to the cause against insurgency in the Northeast. We now have to face even a stronger Islamic State problem and of course, the insurgency in the Southeast, the militancy in the South-South and all the farmers’ conflict in the North Central and southern part of the country.
Who is the leading agency for instance in the fight against terrorism? Who is the leading agency in certain situations where it comes to law enforcement? Which agency is supposed to assist and how should they? It is not enough for instance in the latest Police Act to state that the police are supposed to collaborate with other agencies. You have to go beyond that, you have to become technical to explain how the police and to which extent the police and other agencies are supposed to work together.