Buhari Meets With Service Chiefs Before London Trip

Channels Television  
Updated January 17, 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari attends a meeting with the service chiefs and others at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on January 17, 2020.



President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with the nation’s Service Chiefs, ahead of his scheduled trip to the United Kingdom.

The President met with the security chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd), led the services chiefs to the meeting which had the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, in attendance.

Also present were the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; and the Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ekwe Ibas.

Others included the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu; and Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr Yusuf Bichi.

The meeting, which reviewed the operations of security agencies in the country, was also attended by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha.

President Buhari is expected to travel to London after the meeting to participate in the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit scheduled for Monday next week.

According to the organisers, the event hosted by the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, will bring together African leaders, international business chief executives and heads of international organisations “to create new partnerships that will deliver more investments and jobs” to the benefit of people and businesses in African countries and the United Kingdom.

See more photos of the security meeting below: