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Ribadu, State Governors Meet Over Insecurity, Fuel Subsidy Palliatives – [Photos]




President Bola Ahmed Tinubu‘s National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, met with the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on Thursday in Abuja to deliberate on the rising insecurity challenges in the country.

Among other agenda of the meeting is how to ensure smooth distribution of palliative to Nigerians to cushion the effect of the removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and the recently signed electricity act.

In a statement posted on Twitter today, the chief press secretary to Niger State Governor, Mohammed Bago, Bologi Ibrahim, said Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq chaired the meeting.

“Governor Mohammed Bago of Niger state was among his counterparts across the country in a meeting of the NGF in Abuja,” Ibrahim wrote on the microblogging platform.

“The meeting which was held behind closed doors was chaired by the NGF chairman who doubles as Kwara state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

“The national security adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, was also at the meeting, which centred on the nation’s security, fuel subsidy palliatives interventions, a review of the National Executive Council agenda, and a brief on the new electricity act,” he added.

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma at the NGF meeting

In another post, Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, gave a hint of what was discussed at the NGF meeting today.

“In our efforts towards guaranteeing the safety of our people, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) took further measures by interacting with the National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, during our emergency meeting yesterday.

“Our discussions addressed other sundry matters that complement the safety of our States and the nation at large. This is with a view to dousing the concerns of our people as regards the current security and economic situation in the country.

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“The responsibility upon us is enormous and critical. We will continue to engage critical stakeholders while encouraging our people to support our security agencies in their constitutional assignment,” Uzodimma noted on his Twitter page.