The National Assembly has planned a two-day national security summit in a bid to find solutions to the nation’s pressing security challenges.
Organised in collaboration with the Presidency, the summit will hold, on Thursday and Monday, at the State House in Abuja.
The summit will provide a platform for heads of security and defence agencies, governors, traditional rulers, socio-cultural groups, civil society organisations to deliberate and seek solutions to escalating insecurity, a statement signed by the senate leader and chairman, ad-hoc committee on security, Ahmed Lawan, said on Tuesday.
The Senate had, on January 17, while deliberating on a report submitted by its adhoc committee on the crises in Benue, Taraba and Adamawa States, resolved to convene a security summit.
The summit will also review the challenges faced by security agencies in the performance of their duties.
The statement added that President Muhammadu Buhari would declare the summit open at the Banquet Hall of the State House on Thursday.
All 36 state governors are expected to attend.
Also expected at the summit are senators and members of the House of Representatives, Ministers of Defence and Interior, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Service Chiefs and other heads of security agencies.
Others are selected traditional rulers from across the six geo-political zones, representatives of regional socio-
political organisations, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Also invited are the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) and civil society organisations (CSOs).