National Assembly To Provide Arms For Its Personnel
The Nigerian National Assembly is to provide arms for Sergeant-At-Arm personnel as part of security measures for forestall any attack on the institution.
The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ikweremadu made this known when he appeared before the joint adhoc committee on the invasion of the national Assembly by hoodlums last month who forcefully took away the Mace inside the Senate Chamber in Abuja.
Senator Ikweremadu who described the incident as an attack on democracy said the National Assembly would soon propose a bill seeking to arm Sergeant at arm personnel against similar invasion.
“The incident was simply an attack on democracy which required emergency remedies,” Senator Ikweremadu stressed.