President Buhari, ministers, security chiefs hold NSC meeting in Aso Rock

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President Muhammadu Buhari has presided over a National Security Council (NSC) meeting in the Executive Council Chambers of Aso Rock in Abuja.

The meeting is the first NSC meeting the President would be holding with the new service chiefs since their appointments in late January and screening/confirmation by the National Assembly in February.

Among those who attended the meeting were the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha; the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd).

Others are the Ministers of Defense, Interior, Police Affairs, and Foreign Affairs; Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Rtd), Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Muhammad Dingyadi, and Mr Geoffrey Onyema, respectively.

Security chiefs in attendance include Chief of General Staff, Major General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amoo; and the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo.

Also in attendance were the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu; Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi; Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar; Chief of Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Major General Samuel Adebayo.

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