Senate President Raises Alarm Over Security Threat To NASS
Ahmad Lawan

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday disclosed that he was in possession of Intelligence suggesting a security threat to the National Assembly.

He therefore, tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Lawan, who is also the Chairman of the National Assembly, spoke at an emergency closed door meeting which the leadership of the senate had with top security officials according to a statement by his Media Adviser, Ola Awoniyi.

“Many unknown and uninvited people came or are coming into the National Assembly complex and we felt we shouldn’t take this lightly.

“From today, we have to find temporary solution to support the security arrangement here.

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“We will find a more permanent solution by the time the entire environment is remodeled.
“We are working hard; we are working round the clock. We have a very active ad hoc committee that is already engaging with the security agencies.

The Senate President said plans were afoot for a better and permanent security arrangement for the national assembly adding though that nobody was advocating a blanket ban on the people with genuine reasons from visiting the national assembly.

Lawan also warned that any security official found wanting in the line of duty would not be spared
“We believe now we have to work together if it means the agencies talking to their people who are supposed to work here, they should do so because truly, we are under invasion.

“Anytime you come to the National Assembly, it’s full like market with all manners of people,” he said.

In attendance were the Director General of the Department of Security Service (DSS) and representatives of the Defence, Police, Civil Defence, Fire Service and other security agencies.