The Federal Government says President Muhammadu Buhari is doing all within his powers to resolve the security situation ravaging the entire country.
The Federal government said this in reaction to the threat by senators on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to impeach President Buhari.
Members of the Upper chamber on Wednesday had given the president six weeks to address insecurity or face impeachment proceedings.
The Senators led by the Minority Leader, Sen. Philip Aduda who represents the Federal Capital Territory FCT addressed the media at the National Assembly.
Aduda said failure to resolve the security challenge in six weeks, it would be left with no choice but to invoke Section 140 of the 1999 constitution on the president if he failed to do so.
Aduda said that the Senators held several meetings on the way to nip the situation in the bud and made recommendations to the government but regretted that nothing has been done to check the situation.
The development comes just three days after gunmen suspected to be terrorists ambushed Presidential guards on patrol along the Bwari – Kubwa road and killed no fewer than eight soldiers.
The terrorists had also a few days ago attacked a village in Kwali forcing the closure of schools in the Federal Capital Territory.
But speaking on the development after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, said the federal government is working “round the clock” to address the security challenges.
“It was passed when we were deliberating, but we thank them for their patriotism and their concern. We are working round the clock, 24 hours, to ensure that the situation is brought under control,” the minister said
“I want to assure you that the president is aware of all these, and as a matter of fact, I think tomorrow, there’s going to be another security council meeting.
“So, it’s not a matter the president is taking lightly, and like I’ll always say, some of the measures we’re going to take are not measures that you can discuss openly here. But we’re as concerned as you are. We’re not going to abandon our responsibility.”