The House of Representatives has postponed a two-day security summit in honor of late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and other officers who lost their lives in an airplane crash on Friday in Kaduna State.
This was revealed on Sunday in a press statement signed by the Clerk of House of Representatives, Chinedu Francis Akubueze.
The two-day summit which was scheduled to hold Monday, May 24 at the N.I.A Guzape district in Abuja, with President Muhammadu Buhari and other major stakeholders in attendance has been postponed to Wednesday, May 26.
The statement reads: “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 honor 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 in Kaduna on Friday.
“The House shares the grief and sorrow of 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.”