The Senate is set to summon the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, in response to the worsening security situation in Abuja. FCT Senator Ireti Kingibe revealed this intention during an interview on a Channels TV program on Sunday.
Senator Kingibe, who represents the FCT under the Labour Party, expressed concern over the recent increase in criminal activities, such as kidnapping and killings, perpetrated by bandits in the nation’s capital. She mentioned that the Senate plans to address this security crisis by summoning the FCT Minister to provide insights into his strategy for tackling the situation when the Senate resumes plenary.
“It is not that I am hoping. I know he will be summoned. But whether he responds or not is a different matter entirely. But as the chief security officer of the FCT, he should have a plan.
“He should be able to tell us, the committee, and specifically me, that this is the plan for protecting the people of the FCT. Between him, the police commissioner, and the head of the DSS, they must have a plan”, the Senator said.
The lawmaker further disclosed that there is a “disconnect” between her and the FCT Minister, accusing the latter of ignoring her messages and letters in the wake of insecurity in the area.