President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to address the House of Representatives on the state of insecurity in the country, as requested by the lawmakers.
Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Wednesday after meeting Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja
According to him, a date has been agreed on and it will be communicated soon
Gbajabiamila said the president is more concerned than most on the insecurity of the nation and will speak to the Nigerian people through their representatives soon.
The decision to summon President Buhari was taken by lawmakers at plenary on Tuesday when the House considered a motion moved by members from Borno State on the recent massacre of 43 rice farmers in the state by Boko Haram insurgents last Saturday.
The debate had earlier turned rowdy after the Speaker appealed that it would be inappropriate to invite the president to disclose the actions being taken towards handling the security situation in the country.
The Speaker had described it as counter-productive.