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Finally, Senate receives report of National Security Summit

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The Senate has received report of the national security summit held between February 8 and 12.

The Chairman of the Ad-hoc committee set up to review the security situation in the country, Ahmed Lawan, submitted the report on Tuesday.

In view of the security challenges facing the nation, the summit was drafted to provide an all-inclusive platform for Nigerian leaders with a view to finding solutions to challenges posed by insecurity.

The committee was dubbed ‘Ad-hoc committee on the review of current security infrastructure in Nigeria’ but it failed to submit its report even over three months after.

The committee was set up following the new year killings in Benue and other parts of Nigeria.

The two-day summit was declared open by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and had in attendance chiefs of military and paramilitary organisations, political traditional and religious leaders

It was held behind closed-doors and a report expected to map a way out on the mandate of the committee was expected to be tabled before the Senate. This report, however, was not forthcoming Tuesday.

The senate had several times referred to the report as a panacea to security challenges in the country.

At various times, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had asked for the report.

On Tuesday, the report was only laid before the Senate. It is expected to be considered in coming days.