Spokesman of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, has described Buhari’s acceptance to address the green chamber over insecurity summon, as a proof of great synergy between the executive and the 9th National Assembly.
In a statement forwarded to us on Wednesday night, while reacting to the development, the Reps Spokesman who represents Bende Federal Constituency, said the president’s acceptance was quite commendable.
Kalu, who had on Tuesday hinted that President Buhari would honour the Reps’ invite, said he had been proven right, following the president’s acceptance.
“I said it, that he is different with the 9th assembly; mutual respect. Reciprocity in respect. I implied he would treat this invitation differently, away from the traditional refusal to honour the call of the parliament. Today, I have been proved right, this is a good sign of synergy in nation building and quite commendable,” Kalu said.
“On the other hand, the solution does not lie only with his visit but in the productive deliberations targeted at the common goal of solving our insecurity problems in Nigeria. No agenda in government is higher than the security and welfare of citizens.”
Kalu had in an interview monitored by Igbere TV, Tuesday, on Channels Television, said the lawmakers were concerned with the alarming rate of insecurity especially in Northern Nigeria.
Speaking on the invite extended to Buhari, the Reps spokesman said it was not meant to disrespect or belittle the president’s office as the action was backed by the Constitution.
“The invitation to Mr. President is to have an interaction with him having met with the heads of other security agencies in no distant past,” he said, revealing that the meeting would be a closed-door affair being a national security matter.