Reps to Buhari: Grant National Assembly Sergeant-at-Arms power to bear weapons

The House of Representatives on Thursday proposed the procurement of fire arms for the Sergeant-At-Arms at the National Assembly. The move which came under a motion of urgent national importance sponsored by Rep. Ossai Ossai (PDP- Delta), is to act as a check against future invasion of the chambers of the National Assembly. Ossai, while raising the motion for the need to allow the Sergeant-At-Arms to procure arms, said it was a universal standard practice. He stressed that it had become necessary because of the recent upsurge of security threats to the National Assembly. The lawmaker noted that in other democratic nations, Sergeant-At-Arms bear arms, and that National Assembly security personnel cannot operate differently.

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