Chairman, Senate Committee on Information, Media and Public Affairs, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, has declared the upper chamber’s support for the declaration of state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Speaking shortly after the broadcast by the president, Abaribe said the Senate would fully back any measure taken to restore normalcy in the troubled states.
“We are fully in support of any measure taken to restore nomalcy if it is in line with the Senate caucus meeting, where we said state of emergency does not really mean you remove the structure on the ground.
“We have always given the president a 100 per cent support in the task of addressing the problems of insurgency and other security challenges in the country,” he said.
In the same vein, Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Senator Shaaba Lafiaji, described the move as a welcome development.