Senate Approves Extension Of Emergency Rule in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

Senate Approves Extension Of Emergency Rule in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

The Senate has approved President Goodluck Jonathan’s request the extension of emergency rule for six months in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States on Tuesday.

Senate Approves Extension Of Emergency Rule in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

The Senate has approved President Goodluck Jonathan’s request the extension of emergency rule

Despite the governors of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe spoke out against the president’s request of emergency rule extension in three northern states, it was finally approved by both houses.

The emergency rule will last for another six months in the states mostly affected by insurgency and it is the 2nd time the emergency rule is extended by the president.

The first time the state of emergency was declared in May 2013 as part of goverment efforts to address the violent activities of Boko Haram and was extended for six months in November.

Earlier the House of Reps gave their approval after a meeting with Nigeria’s service chiefs on May15 but postponed debate for adequate consultation.

A four-hour closed-door meeting attended by Senators from the affected states and the principal officers of the Senate resulted in the announcement of the lawmakers' approval of the request.

Source: Naija.ng

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