President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to address the House of Representatives as requested by the lawmakers.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbjabiamila, who announced the President’s acquiescence to the demands of the House, said on Wednesday that a date had been agreed on and it will be communicated soon.
But the Speaker has not said if the President would address the lawmakers in their Chambers or another location. The modalities of the address has also not stated.
Gbjabiamila stated that President Buhari is more concerned than most on the insecurity of the nation and will speak to the Nigerian people through their representatives soon.
The House of Representatives had on Tuesday summoned the President to come and explain the security situation in the country.
The House of Representatives took the bold step during plenary on Tuesday following the recent decapitation of 78 farmers by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.
The member representing Damboa/Chibok/Gwoza Federal Constituency, Representative Ahmad Jaha, amended the motion to read: “Invite Mr. President to come to the House and explain the security situation in the country.”
The motion for the amendment of the original prayers contained in the motion was seconded by Rep. Munnir Babba Dan-Agundi from Kano state.
The motion was endorsed and passed in a unanimous vote by the House.