Thursday, October 1, 2020

President Buhari chairs over security council meeting with security chiefs in Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari has presided over the Security Council meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Those in attendance were the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari ; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Mongunu and other Security Chiefs .

 

Speaking to state House correspondent after the meeting, the NSA said President Buhari has ordered the re-engineering of all the security architecture in the country.

 

It is however unclear what the re-engineering would entail.

 

The NSA also called for calm, promising that the President along with the Service Chiefs is doing a lot to handle the insecurity in the northwest and north-central states.

 

He said the issue of drug addiction and trafficking was also addressed at the meeting.

 

According to him, Nigeria has moved from a transit hub to a drug production centre.

 

He noted that seventeen meth labs were recently shut down in the country and called for a wholesome national approach to stopping the drug menace.

 

The heads of various intelligence also gave a briefing on their plans towards ending insecurity in the country.

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