Buhari agrees to address House of Reps, says Gbajabiamila

Buhari agrees to address House of Reps, says Gbajabiamila

- Nigeria's President Buhari has reacted to the invitation for questioning following the killing of 43 rice farmers in Borno state

- The Nigerian leader agreed to address the country's lower legislative chamber on the nation's security challenges

- It would be recalled that the House summoned Buhari after lawmakers deliberated on a motion of urgent national importance

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President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to the summoning by the Nigerian House of Representatives amid the outcry over the recent killing of 43 farmers in the Zabarmari area of Borno state.

In a report by Channels TV, the Nigerian leader agreed to address the lower legislative chamber following the rise in security challenges across the nation.

Legit.ng recalls that Buhari was summoned by the House of Reps on Tuesday, December 1, shortly after the lawmakers deliberated on a motion of urgent national importance sponsored by Satomi Ahmed.

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Buhari agrees to address House of Reps, says Gbajabiamila
President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to address House of Representatives. Photo credit: @BashirAhmaad
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Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the House of Representatives, made this known on Wednesday, December 2, while speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with the president at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, The Punch reports.

According to Gbajabiamila, the date for the president to address the lawmakers has been agreed upon and will be made known soon.

He went on to note that Buhari more than most is more concerned about the insecurity of the nation.

The speaker also added that the president will speak to Nigerians through their representatives shortly.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the House of Representatives was thrown into a rowdy session during deliberation on a motion to invite the president for questioning over rising insecurity in the country.

Some pro-Buhari lawmakers who were opposed to the motion kicked against the idea. The rowdiness in the house prompted the speaker to call for a brief executive session to deliberate on 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.

The speaker of the House, made the call during a plenary on Tuesday, December 1, amid continuous reactions trailing the killing of the rice farmers in Borno state on Saturday, November 28, by Boko Haram.

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