OrderPaperToday – The Senate on Wednesday held closed door meeting with Service Chiefs in apparent consideration of the prevailing security issues in the country especially in the North East.
The two-hour long meeting Chaired by the President of the Senate Bukola Saraki was attended by other principal officers of the Senate and Chairmen of security related Committees.
Although the press was shut out of the meeting, the Leader of the Senate Ali Ndume later told newsmen that the issues discussed could not be revealed to the public.
According to him, the issues bordered on national security and as such could not be divulged to the public.
He said: “We have been briefed properly but these are security issues we cannot really disclose any of it.
“Unlike before, the Senate was not abreast or updated on the efforts they are making: now we have very full, honest, open and transparent discussion on the activities.
“This is a security meeting that we just had, it will be wrong for me to disclose the details. We are satisfied because we have never had this kind of briefing before, we are part of it now, we know what is the problem, we know what are the challenges.”
The Service Chiefs present at the meeting were Chief of Defence Staff Maj. Gen. Abayomi Olonishakin, Chief of Army Staff Maj. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff Rear Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas and Chief of Air Staff AVM. Sadique Abubakar.