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House of Representatives Demands Service Chiefs to Appear Before Them

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The House of Representatives rejected the representatives of the Service Chiefs on Thursday, emphasizing that the chiefs must personally appear before them on November 21 as summoned.

Speaker Rep. Tajudeen Abbas conveyed this decision after the plenary session, commending the representatives for attending and urging them to relay the message to the Service Chiefs.

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Rep. Benjamin Kalu, the Deputy Speaker, said the constitution empowered the House to invite anybody, not only for investigation but also for dialogue.

Kalu said, “It’s not satisfactory that they’re not here in person.

“I want to move that these sectoral engagements be suspended until the Service Chiefs come to address us personally,” he added.

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Despite the representatives’ presence, lawmakers expressed dissatisfaction, with Deputy Speaker Rep. Benjamin Kalu stating that the constitution empowers the House to invite individuals for both investigation and dialogue.

He moved to suspend sectoral engagements until the Service Chiefs address the House in person.

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