As part of ongoing efforts to find lasting solution to security challenges in the country, President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday met with state governors and security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Also at the meeting which started at 12.10pm were – the President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ayo Oritsajafor and the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar III.
The governors at the meeting include – Sariake Dickson (Bayelsa), Wille Obiano (Anambra), Theodore Orji (Abia), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara) and Gabriel Suswam (Benue).
Others were – Martin Elechi (Ebonyi) Abdufatai Ahmed (Kwara), Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Kashim Shettima (Borno), Liyel Imoke (Cross Rivers) and Ramalan Yero (Kaduna).
Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Tanko Almakura (Nasarawa), Saidu Dakingari (Kebbi), Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo), Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Isa Yuguda (Bauchi), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe) Ibrahim Shema (Katsina), Sullivan Chime (Enugu), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), and Idris Wada(Kogi) were in attendance.
The acting governor of Taraba State, Umar Garba, also attended the meeting, while Oyo, Kano, Rivers, Imo, Edo, Yobe, Ogun, Plateau and Jigawa States were represented by their deputy governors.
Others at the meeting are – Vice President Namadi Sambo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim; Service chiefs, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar; the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and the Minister of Defence, Aliyu Gusau.
Heads of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and Nigeria Immigration Service represented their various agencies at the meeting.