The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari will address issues of insecurity on the floor of the Green chamber.
He failed to disclose an agreed date for the sitting, but he said the President had agreed to honour the invitation extended to him by the House.
He said this in an interview with State House correspondents after he led leaders of the House of Representatives to a meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The House of Representatives had on Tuesday invited the President to appear on the floor of the parliament to address issues of insecurity and unrest in the country.
He said, “We came to see the President on developments in the country. He was so willing to listen as typical of the President, the usual democrat that he is.
“What we basically sought was to convey the resolution of the House and to fix a date which we did not fix out of respect for Mr President and his very tight schedule, what date will be convenient.
“We have agreed on a date and he will meet with the House to address the situation. We have fixed a date but we will communicate with you.
“He is a perfect democrat; he will come to the House to address members in the nearest future.”
When asked how the President is feeling about the security challenges, Gbajabiamila said, “I think he is more concerned than me and you. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.
“We will leave everything until when he comes to the House. Let me not pre-empt him. All I can tell you for now is that he is fully committed to the security of lives and property of Nigerians.”
The Speaker explained that since all constituencies in the country are represented in the House of Representatives, Buhari’s address to the lawmakers can be taken as an address to the nation.