- A senator has appealed to the federal government to take immediate action over the porous nature of security of the Senate building
- Chief Tayo Alasoadura the chairman, Senate committee on petroleum resources (Upstream) said that the attack of such important building was not possible in a civilised country elsewhere
- Alasoadura said he made mention of the weak security around the premises but to no avail
Chief Tayo Alasoadura the chairman, Senate committee on petroleum resources (Upstream) on Monday, April 23, said the incessant intrusion of thugs into the National Assembly would persist unless high-profile security network is stationed round its premises.
Alasoadura who, represents Ondo central district stated that the recent invasion of the upper chamber by hoodlums was a cause for worry, emphasising that it was only possible because of the porous nature of security of the Senate building, The Nation reports.
He remarked that such ugly development is not obtainable in any advanced country. Alasoadura said: "We even learnt that the suspected hoodlums allegedly paid their way into the Senate premises, this showed the level of unlimited corruption mentality in the country."
The senator called for proper monitoring of movement of people into the chamber to avoid recurrence of the incident.
The lawmaker said that he and his colleagues at several occasions raised alarm over the weak security situation at the Senate without all to no avail.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers state had accused the federal government of Nigeria of sponsoring thugs to invade the National Assembly and steal the mace in a bid to overthrow the leadership of the Senate.
Wike, who made the statement during the 105th annual convention of the Nigerian Baptist Convention at Ndele, Emohua local government area of the state on Sunday, April 22, said the federal government had a new plan against him.
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