Reps urges Buhari to declare state of emergency

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The House of Representatives yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on unemployment due to the spate of insecurity in the country.

This came via the adoption of a resolution by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on the consideration of its reports on the National Security Summit.

The Deputy Speaker of the House, Ahmed Wase, presided over the consideration of the reports.

In his motion, Gbajabiamila said the summit was held to generate ideas in tackling insecurity in the country, adding that the committee met with stakeholders and security experts in which suggestions were provided.

He said subsequently, the recommendations of the reports were voted and adopted by the lawmakers.