Insecurity: NASS lacks constitutional Powers to Summon President Buhari


Nigerian Government says it has recorded tremendous success in containing the killings, destruction of lives and property that bedeviled the country and as such the National Assembly has no Constitutional Power to envisage or contemplate a situation where the President would be summoned by the National Assembly on operational use of the Armed Forces.

A statement by the Attorney General & Minster of Justice, Abubakar Malami said strategies for such achievement are not open for public expose.

According to Malami, the national security is not about publicity and the nation’s security architecture cannot be exposed for the sake of getting publicity.

He said President Buhari has enjoyed Constitutional privileges attached to the Office of the President including exclusivity and confidentiality investiture in security operational matters, which remains sacrosanct.

While condoling the bereaved and sympathizing with the victims of the associated insecurity in the country, Malami reiterated that control of the security sector is exclusively vested in the President by Section 218 (1) of the Constitution as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces including the power to determine the operational use of the Armed Forces.


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