Published On: Wed, Apr 25th, 2018

Senate Orders DSS, Police To Tighten Security In NASS

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By News Investigators – After three hours closed door meeting, Senate on Tuesday ordered security agencies to tighten up security in the National Assembly.

Senate decision was as result of stolen of Senate’s mace by yet to be identified hoodlums.

President of the Senate

Speaking after the closed-door session Senate President, Bukola Saraki also said both chambers of the National Assembly will set up a joint committee to investigate the incident.

Saraki who described the current session of the national assembly as a true representation of democracy urged the lawmakers to defend the democracy in Nigeria.

He said, “We also resolved the need to tighten the security at the national assembly and I’m calling on all members of the public to please cooperate with us.

“Clearly, there are some loopholes here and we need to tighten it.

“There will be a constitution of a joint committee of the senate and the house of representatives to investigate the incidence of the 18th of April, to look at the factors leading to it and to ensure that such never happens again at the national assembly.

“We also directed our committee on security, intelligence and police to engage with the director-general of the SSS (better known as DSS) and the IGP to look at how to strengthen the security of the national assembly to ensure that these security lapses will not occur.”

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