In a dramatic turn of events, the nation’s top military and police leaders, including the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, took center stage as they faced the House of Representatives for a closed-door security sectoral debate.
The high-stakes encounter unfolded at 11:26 am, with the service chiefs making a formidable entrance into the chamber for what promised to be a no-holds-barred discussion behind closed doors.
The distinguished lineup featured the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa; Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-General Taoreed Lagbaja; Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar, and Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla.
This pivotal moment followed a recent rebuke from the House, which had criticized the security heads for sending representatives who were summarily rejected during the previous session.
The unfolding closed-door debate marked a crucial opportunity for the service chiefs and the IGP to address pressing security concerns directly with the House of Representatives, emphasizing the gravity of the issues at hand and the importance of this closed-door forum.
As the doors closed behind them, the nation awaited the outcomes of this high-profile meeting, aware that the decisions made within those walls could have far-reaching implications for the country’s security landscape.