Senate president wants security beefed up at NASS



President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan Tuesday tasked security officials to beef up security measures at the National .

Lawan, who is also the Chairman of the National , said that he had received reports of security threat to the .

A statement by Ola Awoniyi, his Media Adviset, said Lawan spoke at an emergency closed door meeting which the of the senate had with security officials.

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

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

”We find a permanent solution by the time the entire environment is remodeled,” Lawan said.

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

Lawan said the responsibility for ensuring security for all Nigerians is a collective responsibility for both the legislative and executive arms of government.

“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 underway for a better and permanent security architecture for the national assembly

The senate president, however, clarified that nobody was  advocating a blanket ban the people with genuine reasons from visiting the national assembly.

The senate president also said any security official found wanting in the line of duty 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 come to the National Assembly, it’s full like market with all manners of people,” Lawan said.(NAN)