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Emefiele Attends National Security Council Meeting




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The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, on Wednesday, attended the National Security Council meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Naija News reports that the meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari and attended by security chiefs, heads of security agencies, and government appointees.

It was learned that the meeting is aimed at reviewing the security situation across the country ahead of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

Emefiele is expected to address the council regarding the naira redesign and swap policy and the protests that have erupted from the implementation of the policy across the country.

The naira swap policy of the apex bank has seen angry Nigerians take to the street to protest its implementation which has had adverse effects on the economy.

The hardship faced by Nigerians has seen some Nigerians destroy bank buildings, and properties, while some protesters have lost their lives to their call for relief in the country.

Present at the meeting are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno; the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; Minister of Defense, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd); Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; and Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi.

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, led the service chiefs, including the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya; the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao; and Chief of Defense Intelligence, Major General Samuel Adebayo, to the meeting.

Also in attendance are the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba Usman; 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.

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