Lawan Meets Buhari Over Insecurity, Backs NDDC Forensic Audit
The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan on Monday met behind closed-doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja over the security challenges facing the country.
Lawan who spoke to State House reporters after the meeting assured Nigerians of advanced security in the next two months in rural areas to protect farmers and allow businesses to flourish.
He said the National Assembly is prepared to provide full support regarding the approved funds from the Excess Crude Account by the National Economic Council, to tackle insecurity across the country.
On the probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission, the Senate President declared that the National Assembly is backing President Buhari’s position on the forensic audit.
While calling for the conclusion of the forensic audit, Lawan noted that the move would lead to the speedy prosecution of all those found culpable.
According to him, the National Assembly aligning with the President’s resolve to sanitize the NDDC’s operations because the commission has so far not achieved its mandate of developing the Niger Delta since it was created by a law of the National Assembly in 2000.
Recall that a forensic audit was set up by the President to look into the activities of NDDC from its inception 20 years ago.
Lead forensic consultants were appointed and 16 field forensic auditors procured to handle the process.