SWITZERLAND, AUGUST 15 – Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’abba, has been invited by the Department of State Services (DSS), for accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of turning Nigeria into a failed state.
Na’abba had said this during an interview he granted Channels Television on Thursday regarding the agenda of the National Consultative Front(NCF) to bring about a new Nigeria that works for all.
The NCF is new political movement of 30 eminent Nigerians, “aimed at driving reforms” in the country.
Among the members of the movement are Ghali Na’abba; Olisa Agbakoba, a prominent lawyer; Femi Falana, human rights lawyer; Obadiah Mailafia, ex-duputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and Oby Ezekwesili.
Others are Abubakar Umar, Jibo Ibrahim, Chidi Odinkalu, Shehu Sani, a former senator; Remi Sonaiya, former presidential candidate; Tanko Yinusa, Shettima Yerima and Funke Awolowo.
Spokesperson for the group, Dr Tanko Yunusa, disclosed Na’abba’s invitation by the DSS in a statement on Saturday.
He said the former Speaker had decided to honour the DSS invitation on Monday by 12:00pm.
Na’abba had accused President Muhammadu Buhari of turning Nigeria into a failed state, describing him as an irresponsive and incompetent leader in the history of the country.
The statement reads, “Please be notified that the DSS on Friday sent an invitation to NCF Co-Chair and former Speaker of Nigeria, Rt Hon Ghali Umar Na’abba, after his very profound interview on Channels Television on Thursday in regard to the NCF agenda to bring about a new Nigeria that works for all.
“However, our leader, Ghali Umar Na’abba, has decided to honour the DSS invitation and therefore shall be visiting the DSS Headquarters in Abuja on Monday at 12noon.
“All NCF organs, structures and allies nationwide are by this notice put on the alert as eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”