Senate suspends Security Summit in honour of Ekwueme

Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 31 January 2018 | 1,547 times

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•Late former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme

The National Summit on Security being organised by the Senate has been postponed in honour of the late former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, who will be buried on Saturday.

The summit, scheduled to hold on February 1 and 5 at the Banquet Hall of the State House, is to be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari.

A statement Tuesday night by the Chairman, Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Review of Security Infrastructure, Senator Ahmed Lawan, added that the postponement was to also enable federal legislators, particularly those from the South-East, to participate fully in the burial programme of the late elder statesman.

Lawan, who is also the Senate Majority Leader, said a new date for the summit would be announced in due course. He extended the committee’s apology to the invited dignitaries.

News Express reports that the summit is being organised to provide an all-inclusive platform for heads of security and defence agencies, governors, traditional rulers, socio-cultural groups, civil society organisations and others, with a view to finding solutions to acute and long term security challenges in the country.

The summit is being convened in partnership with the Presidency.

Source: News Express

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