- The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) on Thursday, August 17, held an emergency meeting in Abuja with the national security adviser, Nuhu Ribadu
- The meeting was said to have held conversations on national security and strategies to clamp down on insecurity
- The meeting also held deliberations on how to cushion the current hardship in the country caused by the removal of fuel subsidies
This development was confirmed via a social media post by the chairman of the NGF and Imo State governor, Hope Uzodimma.
Governor Uzodimma, in his post, wrote:
"In our efforts towards guaranteeing the safety of our people, the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) took further measures by interacting with the National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, during our emergency meeting yesterday.
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"Our discussions addressed other sundry matters that complement the safety of our States and the nation at large. This is with a view to dousing the concerns of our people as regards the current security and economic situation in the country."
NGF vows to continue fight against insecurity
He further noted that he and other state governors have a huge responsibility to combat insecurity.
Governor Uzodimma said the NGF is committed and determined to continue to engage all the critical and relevant stakeholders on security to ensure a clampdown on insecurity and the safety of Nigerians.
"The responsibility upon us is enormous and critical. We will continue to engage critical stakeholders while encouraging our people to support our security agencies in their constitutional assignment."
Tinubu absent as Shettima presides over NEC meeting
Meanwhile, the National Economic Council (NEC) has converged again for another emergency meeting amid the ongoing hardship in the country.
The meeting was presided over by Vice President Kashim Shettima on Thursday, August 17, at the presidential villa.
The meeting would be the third since the emergence of President Tinubu, and it is expected to deliberate on how palliative would be disbursed to Nigerians.