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President Buhari Meets With Service Chiefs

Channels Television  
Updated June 18, 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari with the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, at the State House in Abuja on June 18, 2020. Inset: the service chiefs.

 

 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday held a closed-door meeting with the nation’s service chiefs.

The meeting took place at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

Earlier, the service chiefs, led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, arrived at the seat of power at about 8:50am and proceeded straight to the Council Chambers.

President Buhari joined the service chiefs about 10 minutes later and the meeting immediately went into a closed session.

The meeting had in attendance the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; the Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ekwe Ibas; the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; and the Chief of Defence Intelligence Agency, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Usman.

Others included the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu; the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr Yusuf Bichi; and the Director-General Nigeria Intelligence Agency Ahmed Abubakar.

President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, and some other members of the President’s cabinet were also at the meeting.

They include the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Minister of Defence, Retired Major General Bashir Magashi; the National Security Adviser, Retired Major General Babagana Monguno.

Highlights of the meeting are captured in the pictures below: