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Tambuwal: Why Reps Approved Emergency Rule Extension In North East

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA, May 20, (THEWILL) â€' The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Tuesday said the need to provide a legal framework for the war against terrorism and consolidate on the successes recorded in recent past are part of the reasons why the House approved the extension, for another six months, the emergency rule in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.

Tambuwal , who was speaking when he granted audience to the Botswana High Commissioner in Nigeria, Lt. Gen. Louis M. Fisher, in his office, said the legislative instrument granted will also assist all foreign countries who have indicated interest to help Nigeria find the abducted Chibok girls and to overcome other security challenges confronting the country.

He assured that the House was determined to continue its job of appropriating funds and enabling legislative framework that will assist the nation's Armed Forces to adequately carry out their responsibilities.

He said the House is working closely with other arms of government to ensure that the over 200 girls abducted in Chibok are returned to their families alive and in good condition.

'Our effort is not just geared towards the safe return of our girls, but is also targeted at ending insurgency in the country as a whole,' the Speaker added.

While commending Botswana and other African countries for standing by Nigeria in this difficult time, Tambuwal extolled the brotherly relationship between Nigeria and Botswana, and urged the envoy to explore avenues of deepening ties between the two countries.

In his remarks, the High Commissioner described Nigeria as an important country in Africa that has always come to the aid of sister nations in the continent.