- The motion to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to the floor of the House of Reps has been rejected
- During a plenary on Tuesday, the green chamber turned rowdy as lawmakers differed over the controversial motion
- However, the president has been compelled to declare a state emergency on some part of the country
The House of Representatives has been thrown into a rowdy session following a motion to invite President Muhammadu Buhari for questioning over rising insecurity in the country.
During a plenary on Tuesday, December 1, one of the lawmakers had moved a motion for the president to be invited to the floor of the National Assembly.
But some pro-Buhari lawmakers appeared to have been angered by the motion, hence leading to disagreement.
However, the motion to mandate the president to declare a state of emergency in the northeast and northwest regions was accepted by the lawmakers, with the House of Representatives going into executive session to resolve differences over the motion.
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Also during the plenary, the House of Representatives suggested that the federal government should compensate the people of Zabarmari over the destruction of their farms and the murder of their beloved.
Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the House, made the call amid continuous reactions trailing the killing of the rice farmers in Borno state on Saturday, November 28, by Boko Haram.
He expressed grief over the casualties, adding that Nigerians in the northeast region "have been and continue to be the first victims of a brutal insurgency."
According to the senior lawmaker, the unfortunate incident has brought an "untold grief to too many, for far too long."
Meanwhile, the Nigerian presidency has described as "out of place" the mounting demands for the sacking of the Nigerian service chiefs over the spate of insecurity in the country.
Garba Shehu, senior media and publicity aide to President Muhammadu Buhari said this on Monday night, November 30, in an interview with Arise TV.
Shehu said the service chiefs "serve at the pleasure of the president" and since President Buhari is satisfied with their performance, the calls for their sack is out of place.
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