Hold Police, DSS Responsible If Buhari Can’t Present Budget — National Assembly

//Hold Police, DSS Responsible If Buhari Can’t Present Budget — National Assembly

The management and leadership of the National Assembly have explained why they invited the Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services to secure the complex. The leadership is led by President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, while the management is led by Clerk to the National Assembly, Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori. They asked Nigerians to hold the security agencies responsible should President Muhammadu Buhari fail to present the 2019 Appropriation Bill on Wednesday as planned.

In a statement issued by Sani-Omolori in the early hours of Tuesday shortly after an emergency meeting they called with the management of the National Assembly, they said they had directed the police and DSS to ensure adequate security within the vicinity of the National Assembly from Tuesday morning “to enable members and staff come in and perform their legitimate duties without any hinderance.”

The statement said the directive was passed “after a meeting of the joint leadership of the two chambers with the management and representatives of the security agencies.” It stated that the meeting was called by the political leadership to listen to the Clerk-led management on efforts made so far to address the grievances of the striking staff.

2018-12-18T13:36:26+00:00