President Buhari presides over security council meeting
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, was at the time of filling this report presiding over a security meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday.
This was after the swearing-in of the newly-appointed Minister of State for Works and Housing, Muazu Sambo, by the President.
The new Minister of State, a building engineer, had earlier this week been confirmed as a Minister-Designate by the Senate after being screened by the upper legislative chamber.
Although the agenda of the security meeting was not disclosed, top Presidency sources hinted that it would revolve around the rising spate of bandit attacks in some parts of the country, recently discovered threats, and plans to counter them.
In attendance are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha; the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.).
Others include Minister of Defense, Major General Salihi Magashi (retd.); Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao.
Also, the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Usman; the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Yusuf Bichi; and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar, are in attendance.