Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabimila, Speaker, House of Representatives, has queried the United States ambassador to Nigeria on the status of the Tucano jets paid for by the Nigerian government to help combat insurgency and other security challenges in the country.
Gbajabimila inquired while hosting Mary Leonard, the US Ambassador to Nigeria in Abuja yesterday.
Gbajabimila stated that Nigerians are worried about the lingering insecurity and are looking up to the United States of America for assistance.
Gbajabiamila also commended the US Government for its decision to repatriate over $300m Abacha loot.
He said; “What is America doing to assist Nigeria defeat insurgency? Is the outcome of the Layee Act affecting the way international organizations operate? What is the status of the Tucano jets we paid for?
“The house and indeed Nigerians are worried about the lingering insecurity in many parts of the country and many citizens of Nigeria are looking up to the United States of America for assistance to tackle this challenge”.
On her own part, Leonard reiterated the commitment of the US government in helping to end insecurity in Nigeria and she also promised to help in facilitating the timely delivery of the Tucano jets.