House Of Reps Again Summons Buhari Over Worsening Insecurity

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Nigeria’s House of Representatives has again summoned President Muhammadu Buhari to appear before it over worsening insecurity in the country.

The lawmakers summoned the president while deliberating on a motion on insecurity raised by Ahmed Safana from Katsina state.

This comes barely a month after Mr. Buhari shunned the invitation of the lawmakers over the same issue.

House members lamented the incessant killings being recorded in parts of the country as a result of attacks by bandits among others during Thursday’s plenary.

Recall that on Wednesday night schoolgirls were abducted from their school in Zamfara state by bandits.

Deputy speaker, Yusuf Lasun, opined that lack of adequate government policies and actions have been part of the major causes of the security challenges.

He said, “Is there any government in the last eight years that have shown us why people are being killed? No government,” he said.

“The major problem is the kind of policy we give out, either at state or local govt level. It took Bill Gates to come and tell us in Nigeria that we’ve neglected health and education.”

On his part, Mohammed Monguno from Borno state said insecurity in the country is the cause of high rate of unemployment.

“If we are going to feed the 200 million Nigerians, it is only thoughtful that we can create jobs for the youth so that they can have a means of livelihood,” he said.

“If care is not taken, if the situation is not curbed, we will not be able to sleep. There are places in my community that you cannot travel to with a jeep or flashy car,” he said.

President Buhari is currently in London on a “private visit.”

It remains to be seen if he would honour the invitation of the legislators.

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