Buhari, 36 state governors in closed-door meeting


By Harry Awurumibe, Editor, Abuja Bureau

Apparently to discuss the spate of insecurity in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari and 36 State Governors of the Federation are currently in a crucial meeting in the State House, Abuja.

Although details of the meeting have not emerged, Prompt News can report it will center on the security challenges in the country.

Recall that the Governors had at their last meeting in Abuja last week, following the recent killing of over 43 rice farmers in Borno State, resolved to meet Mr. Buhari on the need to address security challenges across the country particularly in the light of the carnage in Borno.

Prompt News reports that Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, had in a communique made available to the media, said they had also resolved to support the necessary reforms that will result in a police force that works for all.

The communique read in part: “As an immediate to medium-term measure, members agreed to pay close attention to the conduct of police officers across the country in order to get them and other internal security operatives fully back to work as they have not been functioning to full capacity since the #EndSARS protests with the attendant security exposure to the safety of lives and properties of the ordinary citizens”.

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