President Bola Tinubu is currently holding his first meeting with service chiefs, the inspector-general of police and heads of security agencies.
ADULAWO NEWS gathered that Tinubu arrived at the Villa at 10:53am on Thursday went straight into a closed-door session with the Chief of Army Staff and other security personnels.
It was gathered that service chiefs present are Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff; Farouk Yahaya, chief of army staff; Awwal Gambo, chief of air staff, and Isiaka Amao, chief of naval staff.
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Others are Usman Baba, the inspector-general of police; Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS); and Ahmed Abubakar, director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
Thursday’s meeting is the President first official engagement with the security helmsmen since assuming office on Monday.
Although the meeting’s agenda is not yet public, the meeting may feature briefings from each security chief to. keep the President abreast with the state of the nation’s security.
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In his inaugural address on Monday, Tinubu had promised Nigerians that security would be top priority for his administration.
He said “Security shall be the top priority of our administration because neither prosperity nor justice can prevail amidst insecurity and violence.
“To effectively tackle this menace, we shall reform both our security DOCTRINE and its ARCHITECTURE.
“We shall invest more in our security personnel, and this means more than an increase in number. We shall provide, better training, equipment, pay and firepower.”
On Wednesday, The PUNCH reported that Tinubu received in audience the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa and Peng Qinghua, the Special Envoy of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping and Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.
On Tuesday, he met the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele; Group CEO of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, Mele Kyari, amongst others.