Aregbesola, Shema, Dankwambo Late At Security Meeting
The all important security meeting convened by President Goodluck Ebele
Jonathan started without Governors Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and
Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State and Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State
The three Governors arrived late without any explanations.
President Jonathan had convened a security meeting considered as one of
the biggest security meeting ever convened to address the issues of
insecurity bedeviling the nation.
Presidential sources told Pointblanknews.com that the President seized the
opportunity of the meeting to brief leaders cut across all religious lines
about the efforts of Government in taming the menace of terrorist groups
The recent bombing in Nyanya, a suburb in Abuja and the abduction of over
one hundred female students from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok
in Borno State was one of the major reasons the President summoned the
expanded security meeting, a source said.
Governors in attendance are:; Willie Obiano (Anambra);Theodore
Orji (Abia)&;Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara);Seriake Dickson
(Bayelsa);Gabriel Suswam (Benue);Martins Elechi
(Ebonyi);Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara);Emmanuel Uduaghan
(Delta);Murtala Nyako (Adamawa);Kashim Shettima
(Borno);Aliyu Wamako (Sokoto);Ramalan Yero (Kaduna
);Garba Umar (Taraba);Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti);Tanko
Al-Makura (Nasarawa);Seidu Dakingari (Kebbi);Godswill Akpabio
(Akwa Ibom);Babangida Aliyu (Niger);Olusegun Mimiko
(Ondo);Lyel Imoke (Cross River);Isa Yuguda
(Bauchi) Ibrahim Shema (Katsina) Ibrahim
Sullivan Chime (Enugu)
Ministers in attendance at the meeting are: Abba Moro of Interior; Gen.
Aliyu Gusau Defence; Abduljelil Adesiyan Police Affairs, Viola Onwuleri,
Foreign Affairs, Akinwunmi Adeshina Agriculture and the Attorney General
of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke.
The Security chiefs in attendance are; the Chiefs of Army, Navy and
Airforce, as well as the Inspector General of Police, the Comptrollers
General of Customs and Immigration, Corp Marshal of the Federal Road
Safety Corps and the Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria
and the Sultan of Sokoto, the President of the Nigeria Supreme Council for
Islamic Affairs were also in the meeting.