NewsSecurity Briefs: Senate Widens Invitation, Summons Service Chiefs, NSA, Others

Security Briefs: Senate Widens Invitation, Summons Service Chiefs, NSA, Others

February 07, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Senate has rescheduled the security briefings by service chiefs, which was earlier scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, to next week Tuesday, February 13, to allow for the participation of all those involved in national security management.

The Red Chamber had summoned the Service Chiefs including the Chief of Defence Staff, Christopher Musa, Chief of Army Staff, Taoreed Lagbaja, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Bala Abubakar, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla, Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun and the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi, to brief it on the deteriorating security situation in the country.

However, shortly after admitting the Service Chiefs into the Chamber on Wednesday, Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, announced the extension of fresh invitations.

Senate’s minority leader, Abba Moro, backed the motion moved by Senate Leader Opeyemi Bamidele to postpone the security briefing by the service chiefs.

While approving the adjournment, Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, said the Senate would want to have a comprehensive discussion on insecurity.

Subsequently, the Senate clerk was instructed to include all Service Chiefs on the invitation list consisting of the Minister of Police Affairs, the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Interior, the Minister of Defence, the Minister of State for Defence, the National Security Adviser and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA),

Among the service chiefs in attendance for Wednesday’s briefing were the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar, and the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla.

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