The House of Representatives passed a historic resolution Tuesday, summoning President Goodluck Jonathan over excerbating violence that has gripped the nation for more than a year.
Federal lawmakers usually mandate the appearance of government ministers and other officials, while the president's address before the National Assembly holds annually during budget presentation, and occasionally during the visit of some international dignataries.
This time, the president is to officially brief the lawmakers on the current state of insecurity mainly in northern states.
He is to appear with his defence chiefs.
The date for his appearance has however not been named, meaning the lawmakers may allow Mr. Jonathan the discretion of choosing a date in line with his schedule.