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Senate Summons Service Chiefs for Security Briefing

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The Senate has officially invited the Service Chiefs to attend a briefing on Wednesday and Thursday to address concerns about the country’s security situation.

Senator Tokunbo Abiru made the announcement today, also informing the public about the postponement of the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance, and Other Financial Institutions’ meeting.

Abiru, who chairs the Committee, explained that the planned meeting with CBN Governor, Olayemi Cardoso, has been rescheduled to Friday, as Wednesday and Thursday have been earmarked for the Service Chiefs’ interrogation.

Last week, the Senate passed a resolution summoning the Service Chiefs to provide explanations in a plenary session regarding the deteriorating security conditions in the country. Simultaneously, the Committee on Banking summoned the CBN Governor to discuss the nation’s economy and the stability of the Naira.

In adherence to the resolution, Committee members convened at room 211 for the planned session with the CBN governor from 3 pm to 4:30 pm, but eventually decided to postpone it to Friday this week.

Chairman of the Committee, Senator Abiru, stated, “After waiting for almost two hours for the CBN governor, we have decided to postpone the meeting to Friday at 9 am. The postponement is because he and other economic officials have been engaged with our colleagues in the House of Representatives all morning, and we were uncertain when their session would conclude.”

He continued, “We considered rescheduling the session for Wednesday or Thursday, but the Senate has already set aside these days for crucial discussions with the Service Chiefs. Therefore, we have settled on Friday at 9 am for the session with the CBN Governor.”

“We will communicate this change to the CBN Governor today (Tuesday) and other government officials responsible for managing the economy.”

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