Buhari meets service chiefs amid anxiety among Nigerians

Buhari meets service chiefs amid anxiety among Nigerians

- Less than 24 hours after mass calls for the resignation of the service chiefs, they are in a meeting with head of government Muhammadu Buhari

- The meeting is an expanded one with more officials in attendance and presided by Buhari

- Details of the meeting are still sketchy but the National Assembly asked that the service chiefs be disengaged

A day after the members of the National Assembly called for the disengagement of the service chiefs in the country, a meeting between the security bosses and President Muhammadu Buhari has held in Aso Rock.

The meeting, Legit.ng understands, was ongoing at the time of this report.

At the meeting are security advisers to the president and others relevant to the issues slated for discussion.

The agenda of the meeting is yet to be made known, but it is coming at a time the lawmakers in the country are asking that the service chiefs should be disengaged.

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The report said Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, was at the meeting which also had Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to Buhari.

The minister of defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Mahashi (Rtd.); the interior minister, Rauf Aregbesola and Babagana Monguno, the National Security Adviser (NSA), also attended the closed-door meeting.

Recall that there was a clash between a principal officer in the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe and the presidency after the legislator called for the resignation of Buhari over the security situation of the country.

The senior lawmaker wondered why Buhari would express surprise at the growing rate of insecurity when he is the sitting president.

Abaribe, just like his colleagues in the National Assembly, had accused the administration of lacking the capacity to protect the lives of the people of Nigeria.

His comment came just when the House of Representatives raised an alarm over killings and other criminal activities across the country as the members claimed they have not been able to sleep because of mass complaints.

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The members of the green chamber also asked the service chiefs to resign.

The decision of the House was reached after a majority of the members supported a motion relating to it.

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The presidency, however, came very hard on Abaribe saying his call for Buhari's resignation was nothing but foolishness.

The response came from Garba Shehu, Buhari's spokesperson, in the evening of Wednesday, January 29.

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