President Muhammadu Buhari holds meeting with Service Chiefs, Ministers over insecurity.
Written by News Room on April 21, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari has held a meeting with Nigeria’s Heads of security establishments and some Ministers at the State House in Abuja.
The meeting, which was held on Thursday, came after the National Council of State made some recommendations over the security challenges bedeviling Nigeria.
Those who attended the meeting include; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno.
Others are; Minister of Defense, Bashir Magashi; Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; the 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 Oladayo Amao and the Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor.
Also in attendance were; the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.
In the meantime, a former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, says amid growing insecurity in Nigeria, the creation of state police would be a better option than community policing.
Chief Obasanjo stated this when the leadership of the National Association of Ex-local government chairmen in Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
According to reports, the visit was led by the pioneer National chairman of the Association, Honourable Albert Ashikpa, among others.
The ex-Nigerian President, who commended the initiative behind the formation of the Association, said that the development clearly showed that some local chairmen in Nigeria were better than even the top elected leaders.
He also spoke on the need to strengthen the traditional system and the local government administration, saying there was the need to enable that tier of government to work truly as a local government.