Stop Lying To Nigerians On Security Matters, Saraki Tells Presidency

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has described as unfaithful an announcement by the Presidency that the eighth Nationwide Meeting below his management didn’t manage any safety summit to handle the insecurity challenges within the nation.

Saraki in an announcement titled ‘eighth Senate Did Organise a Safety Summit At NAF Convention Centre on Feb. 8 and 12, 2018’ and signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu, Particular Adviser (Media and Publicity) Abubakar Bukola Saraki Media Workplace mentioned these representing President Muhammadu Buhari should guarantee their info are primarily based on fact and never falsehood.

“The Media Workplace of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the immediate-past President of the Senate, notes with dismay the declare contained within the seventh paragraph of a press assertion launched on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 and signed by Mr Femi Adesina, Particular Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) by which President Muhammadu Buhari was quoted as saying that “he tried very exhausting to get the eighth (Nationwide) Meeting to do identical (organise a safety summit) for the sake of the nation “and I didn’t succeed a lot. However time has proved me proper”.

“The President was mentioned to have made the declare whereas receiving the report of the Nationwide Safety Summit held on Could 26, 2021 by the ninth Home of Representatives from Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.

On a matter as delicate and essential within the scale of constitutional duties of the legislature as safety, it is going to be irresponsible of us to not state the true state of affairs in regards to the declare by the Presidency. We have to inform most people that the eighth Senate, with none prompting from the Presidency, organised a properly attended two-day Safety Summit on February 8 and 12, 2018.

The Safety Summit was organised by the ad-hoc committee of the eighth Senate on the Assessment of the Safety Infrastructure headed by incumbent Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan who was then Senate Chief and it held on the Nigeria Air Pressure Convention Centre, Kado, Abuja. The Summit was declared open by the incumbent Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. Additionally, the management of the armed forces and different safety companies have been all current on the closed door deliberations.

After the report of the Summit was adopted by the Senate within the chamber, the 20-point suggestion was formally forwarded to the President for consideration and obligatory motion.

The Media Workplace of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki is constrained to make the above clarification for posterity sake as a result of we’ve got observed the latest pattern by which some sources intentionally push out false narratives aimed toward shifting blames and passing the buck arising from the safety and different challenges confronting the nation on the eighth Nationwide Meeting. We urge discerning members of the general public to at all times take their time to correctly verify the veracity of the claims contained in such narratives.

We consider that info are sacred and opinions are free. Subsequently, we urge these answerable for representing the views of the President to the general public to at all times verify their info very diligently and be sure that such studies are primarily based on fact and nothing however the fact.