Borno killings: Nigerian lawmakers to summon Buhari

The Nigerian lawmakers of the second chamber, House of Representatives has on Tuesday resolved to invite the Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to address members in plenary over the security crises across the country.

According to the report, the House of Representatives earlier, at the plenary turned rowdy on Tuesday as members were sharply divided over a motion seeking to invite Buhari to appear before the lawmakers to explain the rising spate of insecurity in the country.

The House was considering a motion moved by members from Borno State on the recent massacre of 43 rice farmers in the state by Boko Haram insurgents. The later report of the massacre put the numbers of those killed at more than 100.

Part of the prayers was to invite Buhari to appear on the floor of the House and address the lawmakers in plenary.

Efforts by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila; Majority Leader, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa; and Chairman, House Committee on Air Force, Shehu Koko, among others, to have the prayer dropped proved abortive.

Gbajabiamila’s plea that a state of emergency be adopted instead was also rebuffed.

The speaker was forced to ask that the lawmakers have an executive (closed-door) session.

Emerging from the closed-door session, Gbajabiamila asked one of the sponsors of the motion, Ahmad Jaha, to make an amendment to the motion.

Jaha prayed the House to invite the president as proposed in the original motion.

The Speaker put the amended motion to a voice vote and it was unanimously adopted by the lawmakers.

Already, many Nigerian are tired of the Buhari led administration of corrupt, cluelessness and tyranny that put not the interest of the citizens at the center of government policies and programs.

The APC led federal government has failed in all its electoral promises made to Nigerians in 2015 as insecurity and economy woes are more compounded under the lawlessness Buhari leadership.

Despite the invitation or summon of the president, Nigerians are well aware that the house are toothless bull doga that can not bite.

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