President Muhammadu Buhari is to appear before the House of Representatives on a yet to be specified date to give account of his stewardship, especially on the state of insecurity in the country, Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, disclosed on Wednesday.

To actualise this objective, the speaker visited President Buhari on Wednesday to per­suade him to appear before the House.

Recall that the recent killing of rice farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents threw the coun­try into controversies over the weekend, prompting the National Assembly to pass a vote of no confidence in the service chiefs and sum­moned the president to give explanations.

Gbajabiamila said: “We came to see the president on developments in the country. He was so willing to listen as typical of the president, the usual democrat that he is.

“What we basically sought was to convey the resolution of the House and to fix a date, which we did not fix out of respect for Mr. President and his very tight schedule.

“We have agreed on a date and he will meet with the House to address the sit­uation. We have fixed a date but we will communicate with you.

“He is a perfect democrat; he will come to the House to address members in the near­est future.”

State House correspon­dents sought to know how the president felt concerning the spate of security challenges.

The speaker’s answer: “I think he is more concerned than me and you. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.

“We will leave everything until when he comes to the House. Let me not pre-empt him. All I can tell you for now is that he is fully committed to the security of lives and prop­erty of Nigerians.”

Also asked what he was coming to do in the House, Gbajabiamila said: “He is coming to talk to Nigerians through the House.

“You know that the House, as is constituted, every Nige­rian is present in the House. Every constituency in this country is represented in the House.

“So, when Mr. President is talking to the House, he is talking to Nigerians through their representatives.”

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