Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the state of insecurity in the country has reached the tipping point.
He spoke shortly after a closed-door meeting President Muhammadu Buhari had with him and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over the worsening security situation in the country.
This is even as the Presidency and the leadership of the National Assembly set up a committee to periodically review the security situation in Nigeria.
It will be recalled that the two chambers of the National Assembly had last week, demanded that service chiefs be sacked to make way for officers with fresh ideas to tackle headlong the security lapses.
The House of Representatives had specifically passed a resolution asking the President to sack the service chiefs. But speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting which held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, President of Senate, Dr Lawan said the meeting was for the two arms of government to find a lasting solution to the myriad of security challenges in the country.
He said: “We met with Mr President over the security issues in the country and other matters of governance. The recent security challenges this country is facing require that we work very closely.