February 23, 2021
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan yesterday met behind closed-doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja over the security challenges facing the country. Lawan, who spoke to State House reporters after the meeting assured Nigerians of advanced security in the next two months in rural areas to protect farmers and allow businesses to flourish. He said the National Assembly is prepared to provide full support regarding the approved funds from the Excess Crude Account by the National Economic Council, to tackle insecurity across the country.
On the probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission, the Senate President declared that the National Assembly is backing President Buhari’s position on the forensic audit. While calling for the conclusion of the forensic audit, Lawan noted that the move would lead to the speedy prosecution of all those found culpable.