Worried by the deteriorating security situation in the country, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday visited President Muhammadu Buhari, promising a legislative intervention soon.
The speaker said the legislative arm “would do all that is necessary to assist the president to reach a consensus on the security situation.”
He spoke while fielding questions from State House correspondents after meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Gbajabiamila told reporters: “You are aware that the House of Representatives, some time ago, passed a resolution and we set up an ad-hoc committee, a special ad-hoc committee, which involves all principal officers and 30 other members of the House.
“We are going to start that process looking at the different solutions and we will be bringing the reports to Mr. President.
“He is fully aware of it and he is open to anything and everything. That will help us in coming to a resolution in this matter.”
On his visit, Gbajabiamila said:”I came to see him, I haven’t seen him in a little while. I came to see him to exchange ideas, rub minds together as to where we are as a country, rub minds together politically, economically, socially, which is a continuous engagement for four years. That’s all this was all about.
“We will always speak about security because that is number one. We speak about the security situation, we speak about the economy, will speak about the politics of it all and at least he has a listening ear.
“We proffer ideas you know; 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. All I will always say, I say it all the time, uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.
“The President is dealing with a very, very difficult situation and he is as passionate as anybody else to bring it to closure and we are here to help him bring it to closure.”