President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to appear before the House of Representatives to address Nigerians on the worsening security situation in the country.
This was revealed by Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, who led a delegation of its leadership to a meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.
Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Gbajabiamila affirmed that the delegation discussed the Tuesday’s resolution of the House asking the President to appear before the members to address the situation in the country.
He recalled that the lawmakers did not not fix a date for the President to appear, noting that a date has now been agreed, which he did not reveal but only saying it is “in the near future.”
The Speaker said the lawmakers spoke to the President on burning issues and he was willing to listen “as is typical of Mr. President, the usual democrat that he is.”
He stated: “And what we basically sought is to convey the resolution of the House and to fix a date, which we did not fix out of respect for Mr. President and his very tight schedule, what date will be convenient. We have agreed on a date and he will meet with the House to address the situation.”
While noting that he would communicate the date to the media, Gbajabiamila added: “He’s is a perfect democrat. He will come and address the House in the nearest future.”
The Speaker explained that the purpose of the invitation to the President was to enable him come and talk to Nigerians through their elected representatives.