Service Chiefs Bow To Pressure, Honour Reps’ Invitation

Service Chiefs Bow To Pressure, Honour Reps’ Invitation

The Nigerian service chiefs have bowed to pressure from the leadership of the House of Representatives and have honoured the call by the Green Chambers that they should come and explain the raising spate bedeviling the country under their watch.

The meeting was supposed to be held last week, but most of the service chiefs absconded without cogent reasons, and their failure to attend the meeting aggrieved the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila who threatened to report the matter to President Muhammadu Buhari for further actions.

Though, the Chief of Army Staffs, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu who were physically present on Friday did not show up today and the meeting has reportedly gone behind closed doors.

The roll call last week had the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; and the Director-General, Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi; and the Comptroller-General of Nigerian Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, were present while others sent representatives.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Gabriel Olonisakin, was represented by the Chief of Defence Training and Operations, Defence Headquarters, Maj-Gen Leo Irabor; and the Chief of Accounts and Budget (Nigerian Army), Maj-Gen Kola Bakare.

Representing Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, was the Chief of Policy and Plans, Nigerian Army, Lt-Gen Lamidi Adeosun.

The Chief of Training and Operations, Nigeria Navy, Rear Admiral Tariworio Dick, represented the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, was represented by the Chief of Training and Operations, Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao. The Special Assistant to President on National Assembly Matters (House of Reps), Mr. Umar Ibrahim, was also at the meeting.

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