Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, says President Muhammadu Buhari has given assurances that he will consider the report of the security summit organised by the green chamber.
In April, the lower legislative chamber set up an ad-hoc committee to organise a security summit as part of efforts to restore peace across the country.
The summit, which was scheduled to commence on May 24, was postponed till May 26 following the death of Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff.
In a statement by Lanre Lasisi, spokesperson to Gbajabiamila, the reps speaker said he was impressed with the quality of inputs and presentations received during the summit.
While expressing his appreciation to all those who contributed, the speaker said the report will be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari as soon as possible.
“For the past couple of days, patriots honoured the invitation of the house of the Nigerian people to discuss a very important issue that has become the concern of all of us – insecurity,” he said.
“As it is often said, so far, so good, I am very impressed with the way well-meaning Nigerians have come together to proffer solutions to a national issue as I am at the moment.
“I want to assure all stakeholders and Nigerians that this special committee of the house will consider all your inputs, come up with a report that would adequately proffer solutions to the problem and the report will be considered speedily.
“As I said during my speech at the opening, we would present our report to President Muhammadu Buhari for implementation by the executive.
“The president has given assurances that the report would be considered.”
Furthermore, Gbajabiamila said stakeholders “have rekindled the hope in me that Nigeria and Nigerians are capable of coming together for a common good”.
“I want to thank everyone here today for their commitment to this task of finding lasting solutions to the insecurity problem bedevilling our country,” he said.
“I must say that the quality of input we received – over a thousand of them – from Nigerians was unprecedented. And the contributions from stakeholders from Wednesday to date have been phenomenal.
“Let me once again extend my profound appreciation to all Nigerians, particularly those that took their time to articulate their suggestions and present same during the summit. I also want to thank all those that contributed to the success of this summit in one way or the other.
“As we all depart to our various destinations, let us know that we have no other country we can call our own than Nigeria. So, we must come together to solve our problems for generations yet unborn.”