The National Security Council convened at the Presidential House in Abuja under the chairmanship of President Muhammadu Buhari. The session, which took place in the Council Chamber behind closed doors, is anticipated to assess the country’s present security situation, particularly in light of the impending general election.
According to reports, the meeting on Wednesday evaluated how well all security services, the Independent National Electoral Commission, and the Central Bank are prepared for the upcoming elections, which are only 48 hours away.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Gen. Lucky Irabor, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, 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, were all in attendance.
The President seeks advice from the National Security Council on issues about national security, including those involving any organizations or agencies created by law to maintain the safety of the Federation.
It consists of the President, who serves as the meeting’s chairman; the Vice-President, who serves as the vice-chairman; the Chief of the Defence Staff; the Ministers of the Interior, the Defense, and Foreign Affairs; the National Security Adviser; the Inspector-General of Police; and anyone else the President deems necessary for the meeting’s strategic objectives.
The security meeting, which is anticipated to be the final before the elections, takes place five months after the Council’s previous gathering to hear reports from the Service Chiefs and leaders of other security agencies.