The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is currently presiding over a meeting of the National Security Council.
The meeting which began minutes before 11 am is holding at the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.
With barely 48 hours to the Presidential and National Assembly elections, Wednesday’s meeting, The PUNCH gathered, will review the readiness of all security agencies, the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Central Bank ahead of the electoral exercise.
Present are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Chief of Defense Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, Chief Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba and Directors General of the State Security Service and National Intelligence Agency, Yusuf Bichi and Ahmed Abubakar, respectively.
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Before then, the Council sat in July 2022, two weeks after terrorists affiliated to the Boko Haram sect stormed the Kuje Custodial Centre, Abuja, freeing hundreds of their fellows from detention and killing several security agents in their wake.
As a prelude to the Council meeting, Buhari presided over the launch of security equipment donated by the Coalition Against Covid-19.
In what it described as its final commitment to the government and people of Nigeria, CACOVID, a private sector-led initiative, donated over 300 vehicles, state-of-the-art security equipment and gadgets to aid the fight against insecurity.
Chairman of the initiative and President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, said over N82bn has been mobilised for medical supplies, construction of isolation centres, feeding of over 10 million people, risk communication and Advocacy.
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