Insecurity: What I Discussed With Buhari, Says Speaker Gbajabiamila



From Victor Osula, Abuja

Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, came out sounding upbeat from a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday.

” We spoke about insecurity, state of the economy, politics. He has a listening ear and ready to agree to a consensus on issues raised,”  Gbajabiamila told State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, saying the National Assembly is committed offering assistance to Buhari as “he works hard to find a lasting solution to the present security challenges confronting the nation.’’

He said: “We always speak about the state of security because that is number one; we spoke about the economy; we spoke about the politics of it all. At least he has a listening ear.

“We proffer ideas and he tells us his own views and we come to some consensus one way or the other.

“Some of these things, you cannot be privy to them for now. We are still working on a way out and all I will always say is, uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.”

According to the speaker, the president is very passionate about finding a solution to the problem. “The President is dealing with a very difficult situation and he is as passionate as anybody else, to bring it to a closure and we are here to help him achieve that”, he added.

He revealed that the House of Representatives had since set up a special committee that would offer solution to the nation’s security challenges.

“You are aware that the House of Representatives sometimes passed a resolution where we set up a special ad-hoc committee, which involves all Principal Officers and 30 other members of the House.

“We are going to start that process by looking at different solutions and we would be bringing the report to the President. He is fully aware of it and he is open to any and everything that would help us in coming to a resolution in this security matter”, he said.