The Senate President, who is also the Chairman of the National Assembly, Bukola Saraki, has directed a review of all security arrangements in the federal parliament in order to keep the institution abreast of the current challenges in the country.
The Special Adviser to the Senate President on Security, Major General Saleh Maina (Rtd), who stated this in a statement on Sunday, explained that the review of the security around the complex was part of the periodic plans to ensure better protection of lives and property.
He also said the latest security strategy would also help to improve on the existing arrangement.
Maina said in carrying out the directive of the senate president, the heads of all security agencies in the complex and other officials whose portfolio have to do with security had met at different times to devise a common and water-tight plan.
He said, “Following the meetings, it has been decided that henceforth it is compulsory for all legislators, staff and visitors to the National Assembly to wear identity tag.”
Mania also said that as part of the review of the security arrangements, there would be no loitering within and around the National Assembly by visitors and staff.
Maina further said all vehicles to the National Assembly must be parked at the designated parking lots.
He also said there shall be proper screening of personnel coming into the National Assembly as well as the scanning of their hand bags and luggages.
The Special Adviser called on the security officials at the National Assembly to be polite and firm to all in the course of carrying out their duties.