The leadership of the Senate will this week meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the myriad of security challenges facing the nation.
The Senate had at last Tuesday’s plenary mandated its leadership to rub minds with President Buhari on a possible solution to the mounting security problems facing the country.
The Senators decision was sequel to the adoption of a motion of urgent national importance, titled, ‘Need for federal government to deploy troops and other security apparatus to immediately bring an end to the menace of insurgency and terrorism in Niger state and other parts of Nigeria.
The leadership of the upper legislative chamber has gotten across to the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari to get a possible date to see President Buhari.
It was gathered that the meeting would have been fixed for Monday but for the public holiday declared by the federal government to mark this year’s Workers’ Day which informed why it had to be pushed forward to later this week.
Those to accompany the President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan to the closed-door meeting with the President at the State House, Abuja, include the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege; Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abubakar and Senate Minority Leader, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe.
Lawan will at the meeting formally present to President Buhari the upper chamber’s resolution on the need for the Executive to take urgent steps to end the security skirmishes across the country.