President Muhammadu Buhari has not appeared before members of the House of Representatives to address them on the security situation in the country as plenary commenced on Thursday in his absence.
Members of the House of Representatives had passed a resolution to invite President Buhari to brief the house on state of the country’s security situation on December 1st.
The House took this decision when they considered a motion moved by members from Borno State on the massacre of 43 rice farmers in the state by Boko Haram insurgents.
The President’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie had announced on Monday, December 7 that the President will address a joint session of the National Assembly.
However, at the start of plenary on Thursday, 10 December, 2020, there was no sight of President Buhari.
Solomon Bob, lawmaker from Rivers State, acknowledged the President’s absence and asked the Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila to update the House on the subject matter.
The Speaker responded by saying the House will wait for official communication from the President.
More details later.