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Jonathan meets new service chiefs

04 February 2014, 19:01

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday held a closed door meeting with the new service chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Details of the meeting, which lasted for many hours, were not disclosed to newsmen.

Those in attended were Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral. Usman Jibrin and Chief of Air Staff, AVM Adesola Amosu.

Others were the National Security Adviser, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS), Ita Ekpeyong and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar.

The Supervisory Minister of Defence, Labaran Maku, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Aba Moro and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke also attended the meeting.

It will be recalled that the new service chiefs were appointed by the President on January 16 and confirmed by the Senate on January 30.

The new service chiefs, yet to be decorated with their new ranks, would be endorsed by the Council of State at its meeting on Tuesday.

The council of state, presided over by the President, is an advisory body with membership comprising former Presidents the Vice President, former Heads of State and all incumbent States Governors.

The Senate President, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, serving and retired Chief Justices of Nigeria and the AGF are also members of the council.

-  NAN


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