Insecurity: President Buhari Presides Over Security Meeting

Insecurity: President Buhari Presides Over Security Meeting
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The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday, presided over another scheduled National Security Council meeting.

The meeting had been held at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Read Also: ASUU: Buhari Slams 2 Weeks Ultimatum On Education Minister

Bashir Ahmad, a former aide to Buhari, disclosed this in a tweet via his Twitter handle.

He tweeted: “Security briefing currently holding at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.”

In attendance are Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao. Others include 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.

In another report, while reacting to their recent declaration of carrying on with the strike action, the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari slammed an ultimatum on the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu while giving him two weeks to proffer a solution to the prolonged industrial action which had been undergone by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Sources in the Presidential Villa had revealed that the Nigerian President had given the directive on Tuesday during a meeting with relevant government Ministries, Agencies, and Departments (MDAs).

Although it is not unusual for the President to hold briefings with the ministers, it was gathered that President Buhari placed a high premium on the issue of resolving the lingering ASUU strike.

President Buhari was also reported to have instructed that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, as well as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, must be in attendance in all the meetings to speedily resolve the crisis.

 

Africa Daily News, New York

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