The Senate has said that it will question the Service Chiefs on the nation’s insecurity on Wednesday and Thursday.
Senator Tokunbo Abiru revealed this on Tuesday when he announced that the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance, and Other Financial Institutions will not be meeting on Tuesday but rather on Friday this week instead.
Fear has spread across the nation as a result of an increase in the killings and kidnappings of individuals for ransom in recent weeks.
Last Tuesday, the Senate decided to call the Service Chiefs to account for their actions regarding the concerning level of insecurity in the nation.
Abiru informed the media that the Senate had chosen to reschedule the CBN governor’s presentation for Friday in order to accommodate the Service Chiefs’ scheduled appearance.
In accordance with the resolution, committee members convened in Room 211, the designated location for the scheduled meeting with the CBN governor, between 3 and 4.30 pm, and subsequently decided to reschedule it for this Friday.
“Postponement of the interface between our committee and the CBN governor arose from the fact that he and other managers of the nation’s economy had been interfacing with our colleagues in the House of Representatives since morning without knowing when exactly, the session would end.
“We would have fixed Wednesday or Thursday this week as a new day for the interface but the Senate has fixed the two days for critical and constructive engagement with the Service Chiefs.
“This made us eventually settle for Friday this week for interface with the CBN governor by 9 am prompt.
“Communication to this effect would be forwarded to the CBN Governor today (Tuesday) and possibly other government officials managing the economy.”
Earlier, in the plenary, the Senate held two-hour closed-door sessions, after which it considered a motion by Senator Ahmad Lawan on the demise of a former governor of Yobe State, Senator Bukar Ibrahim.
After observing a minute of silence in honor of the deceased, the Senate raised a nine-man delegation to pay a condolence visit to the Governor of Yobe State and the family of the deceased.
The chairman of the committee, Abiru, said, “After waiting for close to two hours for the CBN governor on the planned interface, we have resolved to postpone it to Friday this week by 9 a.m.