President Bola Tinubu is currently meeting with the Service Chiefs at the State House in Abuja, led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor.
Tinubu arrived at the Villa at 10:53 a.m. on Thursday and immediately went 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 chief to keep the President up to date on the state of the nation’s security.
Tinubu promised Nigerians in his inaugural address on Monday that security would be a top priority for his administration.
He said “Security shall be the top priority of our administration because neither prosperity nor justice can prevail amidst insecurity and violence.
“To effectively tackle this menace, we shall reform both our security DOCTRINE and its ARCHITECTURE.
“We shall invest more in our security personnel, and this means more than an increase in number. We shall provide, better training, equipment, pay, and firepower.”
On Wednesday, it was reported that Tinubu received in audience the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa and Peng Qinghua, the Special Envoy of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, and Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.
On Tuesday, he met the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele; Group CEO of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, Mele Kyari, amongst others.