Members of the House of Representatives on Monday met with Service Chiefs to deliberate on the spate of insecurity in Nigeria.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu were absent from the meeting which was held behind-closed-doors.
Naija News reports that the Speaker of the House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila had expressed his disappointment over the absence of some of the Nation’s Service Chiefs at a crucial meeting scheduled for last Friday.
The Speaker who expressed his disappointment at the decision of the Service Chief who sent the Director, Account Department to the meeting, however, commended the Inspector General of Police, Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service and Director General of State Security Service for attending the meeting.
Present on Friday were 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 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.