President Goodluck Jonathan has barred Senate President David Mark from traveling outside the country apparently over the recent threat to internal security of the country.
Sources at the Senate President’s office revealed that Mark was billed to travel out to Geneva, Switzerland, to attend a conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) but could not make the trip due to recent happenings in the country.
Deputy Speaker Usman Bayero Nafada is representing the Senate President in Geneva.
The source said, “the Senate President was already at the airport when he received a message from the President not to travel out until the security situation in the country is normalised.”
Another source told Daily Trust that “the President is still shocked by last Friday’s bomb blast close to Eagle Square during the 50th anniversary celebration of the country and I believe he needs all the top officials in the country to put heads together to find a solution to the deploring internal security situation.”
Daily Trust gathered that the President has also barred other top government officials from travelling abroad.
Abdul-Rahman Abubakar|5 October 2010| Daily Trust (Abuja)
Related articles by Zemanta
- Why Nigerians are left in the dark (cnn.com)
- FIFA Suspends Nigeria for Government Interference (nytimes.com)
- Nigeria: Turai Angry With Jonathan Daily Champion| Saturday, 17 April 2010| Lagos — The gulf...
- Nigeria: Obasanjo – Why I Attended Jonathan Endorsement New York — Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said he was...
- Nigeria: How Yar’Adua Whiles Away Time cameroonwebnews.com| 2 March 2010| Daily Trust (Abuja)| President Umaru Yar’adua...
- Nigeria: Goodluck Jonathan investi président par intérim PIERRE EMANGONGO ET A. SOREL FONGUE| 10 Février 2010| Le...
- Nigeria: Jonathan Launches Presidential Bid Amid Pomp And Pageantry Abuja — In a carnival-like political rally attended by the...
Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.