The Senate says it has invited Service Chiefs to appear before it on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, over insecurity in the country.
The Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Adetokunbo Abiru, Chairman, made this known while speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, February 6.
Abiru spoke with journalists on why the interface between the committee and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Olayemi Cardoso, was postponed.
The lawmaker said the planned interface with Cardoso was shifted to Friday since Wednesday and Thursday have been slated for the grilling of the Service Chiefs.
He said: “After waiting for close to two hours for the CBN Governor on the planned interface, we have resolved to postpone it to Friday by 9:00 a.m. prompt.
“Postponement of the interface between our committee and the CBN Governor arose from the fact that he and other managers of the nation’s economy have been interfacing with our colleagues in the House of Representatives since morning without knowing when exactly the session will end.
“We would have fixed Wednesday or Thursday as a new day for the interface but the senate as a whole, has fixed the two days for very critical and constructive engagement with the Service Chiefs.
“This made us to eventually settle for Friday for interface with the CBN Governor.”
Earlier, the Senate had over two hours of closed-door session after which it considered a motion from former Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on the demise of the former governor of Yobe State, Bukar Ibrahim, by observing a minute silence for the deceased.
The upper chamber raised a nine-man delegation for a condolence visit to the Yobe State Government and the family of the deceased.