JUST IN: Tinubu holds first security meeting with service chiefs in Aso Rock

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The President, Bola Tinubu, is currently meeting the Service Chiefs led by the Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor, at the State House, Abuja.

The routine meeting in the previous administrations is the first since President Tinubu’s assumption of office on May 29, 2023.

Those in attendance at the President’s first engagement with heads of the nation’s security and intelligence agencies include the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao; and the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.

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Others are the Director-General of the Department of State Service(DSS), Yusuf Bichi; and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

Although the meeting’s agenda is not yet public, the meeting may feature briefings from each security chief to. keep the President abreast with the state of the nation’s security.

In his inaugural address on Monday, Tinubu had promised Nigerians that security would be top priority for his administration.

He said, “We shall defend the nation from terror and all forms of criminality that threaten the peace and stability of our country and our sub-region.”

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“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.”

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