- The status of the invitation of Buhari by the National Assembly is still unknown according to a lawmaker
- According to Hon. Benjamin Kalu, the president has not communicated his refusal to the lawmakers
- Meanwhile, the House minority caucus is unhappy with Abubakar Malami over his comment on Buhari's presence
The House of Reps is yet to be officially informed that President Muhammadu Buhari would not be honouring their invitation.
Recall that Nigerians were initially expecting the president to appear before the lawmakers to tell them about his government's plan to stop the widespread kidnappings, killings going on in the country.
This was disclosed by the chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Benjamin Kalu. According to him, Buhari is not under investigation.
He also affirmed that the house cannot compel the president to appear, Tribune reports.
Meanwhile, the minority caucus led by its leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu has faulted Abubakar Malami over his recent statement about the National Assembly.
The attorney general had earlier claimed that Nigeria's National Assembly lacks powers to invite Buhari to address Nigerians.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that the PDP claimed that Buhari refused to address members of the because he has nothing to say.
“Mr President is afraid of the obvious, he knows he has nothing to tell Nigerians on the security situation in the country. That is why he is running from the National Assembly. He also failed in every area of governance including security."
Legit.ng had also reported that in efforts to tackle the rising spate of criminality and insecurity in the country, Buhari called on all governors in the federation to partner local communities.
The president said it is necessary for the governors to work more with traditional rulers and community members.
According to Buhari, in a statement released by his aide on media, Garba Shehu, this will help improve local intelligence gathering. He said most importantly, this will aid the work of security agencies in tackling the insecurity menace.
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