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Insecurity: Reps faults absence of service chiefs at security meeting



The House of Representatives has condemned the non-appearance of Nigeria’s service chiefs at a strategic security meeting.

The house leadership summoned the service chiefs for the meeting  which was scheduled on Wednesday in Abuja.

The lawmakers called for the meeting in the aftermath of a series of terrorist attacks in Kaduna State.

Led by the Deputy Speaker, Rep. Ahmed Wase, the lawmakers expressed their disappointment at the service chiefs and refused to meet their representatives.

He said that the meeting followed a resolution of the house and the invitation letters sent to the service chiefs were very clear.

Wase said the house was not seeing the results of the money appropriated in the light of the recent terrorist attacks on the Kaduna International Airport and a Kaduna-bound passenger train.

The deputy speaker added that the parliament needed to ask questions that the service chiefs must answer in person, and not through representatives.

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According to him, sending representatives with excuses was not acceptable, saying that it was only in the Nigerian parliament that people are summoned and they would refuse to show up.

Wase said that the attacks were a result of a lack of synergy between the different arms of government, though the parliament had been very cooperative and faithful in the appropriation of funds.

In his ruling, Wase called off the meeting and rescheduled it for Thursday, March 31 at 3:00 p.m at the same venue.