The House of Representatives has announced the postponement of its security summit that was scheduled to hold from Monday, May 24, 2021.
The announcement was contained in a statement released on Sunday by the Clerk of the House, Chinedu Akubueze, which revealed that the meeting was postponed in honour of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 other military personnel who died in a plane crash in Kaduna on Friday.
“This is to inform the general public that the House of Representatives has postponed its national security summit scheduled to hold from Monday, May 24, 2021, in honour of the late Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 other military officers and men that died as a result of air mishap on Friday,” the statement partly read.
The statement then unveiled the new date for the security summit, adding that the House of Representatives also shares in the sorrow of the families left behind by the late officers.
“The security summit will now kick off on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. The House shares in the grief and sorrow of the families of the late top military officers and prayed that the Almighty God will grant them eternal rest.
“It should be noted that the postponement became necessary as the late Army Chief was one of the major stakeholders that would have taken part in the summit. The House regrets any inconvenience the postponement may cause invited guests,” the statement said.