House of Reps says Buhari will not be intimidated when he honours invitation

House of Reps says Buhari will not be intimidated when he honours invitation

- The House of Representatives has clarified misconceptions on its summons to President Muhammadu Buhari

- Benjamin Kalu, the spokesman for the House has disclosed the dates when the president may visit the green chamber

- Kalu gave an idea on how Buhari's appearance will be handled by lawmakers

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The House of Representatives has said no lawmaker will intimidate President Muhammadu Buhari when he comes to address them about the security situation in the country.

Benjamin Kalu, the spokesman for the House of Representatives made the statement in Abuja on Thursday, December 3, The Cable reported.

House of Reps says Buhari will not be intimidated when he honours invitation
The House of Reps said Buhari will be respected when he addresses the lawmakers. Photo: House of Representatives.
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He told reporters that the president could appear before the lawmakers on December 10 or 15, to brief them about efforts to improve security in the country.

Kalu stated that the House had no intention of ridiculing Buhari when it invited him.

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He said:

“In the history of Nigeria, no president has done that. The president is going to sit with us and we will have some time to engage him. Nobody is going to intimidate him; it will be like a discussion."

Kalu said the House of Representatives is working in partnership with the Buhari administration in the interest of the country.

Meanwhile, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed has said President Buhari will complete his tenure despite the calls for his resignation.

Speaking at a meeting with the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigerian (NPAN) in Lagos on Thursday, December 3, Mohammed said the calls for the president’s resignation were political.

According to The Cable, he described it as cheap and irresponsible to ask a president to resign before he completes his tenure over the killings of some farmers in Borno state.

In another news, the chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, has stated that terrorism is beyond the scope of many Nigerians, and it may take the country another 20 years to end the menace of the insurgents putting the peace of citizens in jeopardy.

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The army boss made this known while speaking through a post on his Facebook page on Tuesday, December 1, amid rising insecurity across the country.

Buratai, who noted that there is a "misunderstanding" of what terrorism and insurgency entail, said the response of stakeholders both in "civil and military authorities" will determine how fast Nigeria can win the war against terror.

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