UPDATED: Buhari meets Lawan, Gbajabiamila behind closed doors | Dailytrust

UPDATED: Buhari meets Lawan, Gbajabiamila behind closed doors

FILE: Senate President Ahmed Lawan, House Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari over the insecurity in the country.

The two presiding officers of the National Assembly disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists at the State House, Abuja, on the outcome of the meeting with President Buhari, which started at 3:00pm.

Gbajabiamila said the leadership of National Assembly told Mr President of the need to increase funding of the Nigeria Police Force and recruit more personnel to tackle the current challenges.

He said the lower chamber had constituted a committee involving the two arms of government and the party to periodically review the issue of security across the country.

He downplayed the resolution of the House calling for the resignation of Service Chiefs over insecurity since the Inspector General of Police was responsible for internal security of the country.

The Senate President, while speaking, said the recent security challenges facing the country required close collaboration.

It will be recalled that last week, the National Assembly had passed resolutions calling on President Buhari to not only declare national emergency on security but also ask the service chiefs to resign over alleged failure to tame rising insecurity in the country.