After closed-door session with Service Chiefs, Senate adjourns for Sallah break

By Haruna Salami

Senate Thursday had closed session with the Service led by CDS.

After the session, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan simply announced that “the Senate in a close session received briefing the Chief of Defence Staff, the IGP, DSS, NIA. The CDS spoke on behalf of all the services – Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff and Chief Air Staff and National Intelligence Agency on plans of containing the present insecurity in the country.

“Thereafter, they answered questions from Distinguished bordering on security, insurgency, terrorism, kidnaping and other topical national security matters of interest to the parliament.

Before adjourning the Senate break, Lawan urged committee to expedite action on the amendment, the Petroleum committees to work on Petroleum  Industry Bill and Constitution review headed by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege to continue work during the break.

He said the Senate is determined to pass the PIB before end of May 2021.

The Senate was therefore adjourned to Tuesday, May 18, 2021.