Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, The Speaker of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, inaugurated the Special Ad-hoc Committee on National Security.
The inauguration was borne out of the Tuesday’s resolutions of the House when they condemned the insecurity in the Country and called for a state of emergency on security.
The House had earlier on March 17 constituted the 40-man panel to comprehensively look at the security situation in the Country and make recommendations to the Federal Government.
The panel is made up of the entire leadership of the House headed by the Speaker with nine other principal officers and 30 other members joining them to show the level of seriousness of the issue.
While inaugurating the panel, the Speaker said the situation called for “a clear and urgent need to take all necessary action, across the different arms and levels of government because Security, governance, and sustainable economic development are a tripod upon which a Nation’s prosperity and wellbeing stand and In the absence of National security neither effective governance nor sustainable development can be achieved’’.
He said this special committee will undertake a comprehensive study of the issues and challenges on National security from the perspective of the legislature and recommend practical solutions that will help the present National security in the Country and at the same time proceed with caution so as not to escalate the situation or create difficulties.
For head of press: Office of the Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters
29th April 2021