Senate backs President on emergency measure

President of the Senate, David Mark

Below is the Senate’s official reaction to the presidential proclamation declaring a State of Emergency in four states.

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Chairman Senate Committee on Information, Media and Public Affairs, signed the statement on behalf of the upper legislative chamber.

State Of Emergency: Senate’s Reaction

Senate supports every measure by the President including state of emergency to curb the spate of insecurity in Nigeria.

However, the Senate expects the President to forward the declaration and its details to the National Assembly when it resumes for approval.

Under the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended state of emergency does not include dissolution of elected institutions of government.

The Senate nonetheless appeals to Nigerians to cooperate with law enforcement agencies to be able to solve the current security challenges, which the Senate believes is temporary.

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