The Senate is scheduled to meet with the service chiefs to address the escalating insecurity gripping the nation.

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance, and other Financial Institutions, Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, disclosed the scheduled meeting while speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.

The federal lawmaker was elaborating on the reasons why Olayemi Cardoso, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), could not attend the session before his committee.

Senator Abiru said Cardoso was unavailable because he appeared before the house of representatives in plenary.

“After waiting for close to two hours for the CBN governor on the planned interface, we have resolved to postpone it to Friday, by 9:00 am prompt,” he said.

“Postponement of the interface between our committee and the CBN governor arose from the fact that he, and other managers of the nation’s economy, have been interfacing with our colleagues in the house of representatives since morning without knowing when exactly the session will end.

“We would have fixed Wednesday or Thursday as a new day for the interface but the senate as a whole, has fixed the two days for very critical and constructive engagement with the service chiefs.

“This made us eventually settle for Friday to interface with the CBN governor.”

The Senate had on January 30 resolved to invite the service chiefs over the worsening insecurity in the country.

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