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Buhari, Gowon, Obasanjo, Shonekan other former leaders meet virtually

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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a virtual meeting with former Nigerian leaders and security chiefs.

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a virtual meeting with former Nigerian leaders and security chiefs.

Although the agenda of the meeting is not made public, issues bordering on the current security situation in the country are believed to top the agenda.

While Buhari is presiding from the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, some former Nigerian leaders are participating virtually.

Those participating virtually include General Yakubu Gowon (retd.); former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.); former President Goodluck Jonathan and Chief Ernest Shonekan.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.); Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olanisakin; Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; Director-General, Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi; and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai, among others are attending with the President.

 

The meeting started at 10am with Buhari presiding from the council chambers of the presidential villa, Abuja. The meeting may be connected to the #EndSARS crisis and current security challenges in the country.

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Others include Gabriel Olanisakin, chief of defence staff; Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police; Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services, and Ahmed Rufai, director-general, national intelligence agency.

In his nationwide address on Thursday, the president appealed to the #EndSARS protesters to leave the streets, saying their voices have been heard.

 

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