Presidency, Senate maintain safety summit Feb. 1



    Security: President Buhari, left, with NASS leaders, Bukola Saraki, Dogara and others
    Security: President Buhari, left, with NASS leaders, Bukola Saraki, Dogara and others

    Security Crisis: Senate Partners Presidency to Hold National Summit Feb 1

    By Ifeanyi Nwoko

    The Senate in collaboration with the President Muhammadu Buhari and the Executive arm will on Thursday, February 1 and Monday February 5 convene a National Security Summit.

    In view of the multi-dimensional safety challenges dealing with the nation, the summit will present an all inclusive platform for heads of safety and defence companies, Governors, conventional rulers, socio-cultural teams, civil society organizations and others, with a view to discovering options to acute and long run challenges posed by insecurity.

    An announcement issued by the Majority Leader of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, on Tuesday, stated that the summit will even evaluation the challenges being confronted by safety companies within the efficiency of their duties and charting the best way ahead in the direction of resolving the problems concerned.

    The Senate had on January 17, whereas deliberating on the interim report submitted by its adhoc committee on evaluation of safety infrastructure, resolved to convene a summit to interface with safety companies and different crucial stakeholders to discover a lasting answer to the problem and different associated challenges.

    The deliberation adopted the disaster that erupted Benue, Taraba and Adamawa States and different states , particularly between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria.

    The assertion famous that although the summit was an initiative of the Senate as a part of it’s contribution to the decision of the rising safety challenges, it’s being convened in partnership with the Presidency to discover a frequent answer to the problem.

    The summit is to be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari and is to carry on the Banquet Hall of the State House on Thursday with all of the 36 state governors in attendance.

    Other members on the occasion will embody all Senators and members of the House of Representatives, Ministers of Defence and Interior, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Service Chiefs and different heads of safety companies.

    Others anticipated on the two-day summit are chosen conventional rulers from throughout the six geo-political zones, representatives of regional socio political organizations, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

    Other stakeholders invited to the summit are the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).