President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, May 28, met behind closed doors with service chiefs
The meeting started at the president’s office in the State House around 2pm.
Discussions at the meeting would be focused on the security situation in the country. The meeting was still in progress at the time of writing this report.
It should be recalled that Buhari had on Monday, May 27, met with Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF).
As at the time the meeting started, the governors in attendance were: Kashim Shettima of Borno, Simon Lalong of Plateau, Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, Aminu Bello Masari of Katisna, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger and Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara.
The governors briefed the president on the increasing banditry attacks in the north western states, kidnappings and killings in the north central part of the nation.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the president assured the northern governors that he would not let the nation down on security in the country.
President Buhari said: "The security of the country is on my mind 24 hours of the day. I get daily and weekly situation reports. I have listened to your brief. I will look into your recommendations. I am acutely aware of the situation, but I have learnt more today.”
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Legit.ng also gathered that Buhari said that poverty and insecurity the country is experiencing were caused by decades of neglect and resource mismanagement.
The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said the president made the assertion while receiving the board of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated at the presidential villa, Abuja.
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