OrderPaperToday – In view of increasing insecurity around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) the Senate President and chairman of the National Assembly, Bukola Saraki has approved new security measures around the complex.
Special Adviser to Saraki on Security, Maj- Gen. Saleh Maina (rtd), in a message posted on the Senate President’s Facebook page said the review of security is part of “periodic plans to ensure better protection of lives and properties as well as improve on the existing arrangement.”
Part of the new measures makes it compulsory for all legislators, staff and visitors to the National Assembly to wear identity tag while all forms of loitering within and around the National Assembly by visitors and staff is no longer allowed.
Parking if vehicles must now be at appropriate designated parking lots while proper screening of personnel and luggages coming into the National Assembly would be undertaken.
The statement however advised relevant personnel to “be polite and firm to all in the course of carrying out their duties,” while assuring that “there would be training and retraining of security personnel and staff of the National Assembly as well as general maintenance and upgrading of equipment towards ensuring quick responses, communication and mobility in case of any threats in any location within the National Assembly.”