Abuja (Sundiata Post) – :The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) is currently holding an emergency meeting at the forum’s secretariat in Abuja.
Also attending the meeting is the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu.
Although journalists were not allowed to cover the opening, the agenda distributed to the governors shows that issues about state and national security will top part of the deliberations.
Other items listed for deliberations include fuel subsidy palliative intervention by President Bola Tinubu, a review of the National Executive Council agenda, and a brief on the new Electricity Act.
The meeting is chaired by the Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
Other governors present include Babagana Zulum of Bornor State, Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, Ademola Adeleke of Osun State, Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State, Alex Otti of Abia State among others.
Concerns for security are again mounting in the country following the killing of no fewer than 21 military personnel including senior officers by suspected bandits few days ago at Kundu via Zungeru in the Wushishi Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State.
During a visit to the troops in Niger State on Wednesday after the bandits’ attack, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Taoreed Lagbaja, encouraged them not to allow their morale dwindle but to defend Nigeria and recover the space currently occupied by terrorists and bandits in parts of the country.