The President, Bola Tinubu, is currently meeting with the Service Chiefs at the State House in Abuja, led by the Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor.
Tinubu arrived at the Villa at 10:53 a.m. on Thursday and immediately walked into a closed-door meeting with the Chiefs of Army and Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo and Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, as well as the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba.
The meeting on Thursday is the President’s first official engagement with the security chiefs since taking office on Monday.
Although the agenda has not yet been made public, the meeting may include briefings from each security official to keep the President up to date on the situation of the nation’s security.
Tinubu told Nigerians in his inaugural address on Monday that security would be a key concern for his administration.
“Security shall be the top priority of our administration because neither prosperity nor justice can prevail in the face of insecurity and violence,” he stated.
“In order to effectively combat this threat, we must reform both our security DOCTRINE and its ARCHITECTURE.”
“We will invest more in our security people, which involves more than just increasing the number. We will improve training, equipment, compensation, and firepower.”
According to reports, Tinubu received in audience the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, and Peng Qinghua, the Chinese President’s Special Envoy and Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.
On Tuesday, he met with Vice President Kashim Shettima, Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Godwin Emefiele, and Mele Kyari, Group CEO of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited.