Governors from the 36 states of the Nigerian Federation have arrived Aso Rock for an imminent emergency meeting as a result of the alarming security decline in the country.
According to reports made available to 9News Nigeria, the Governors of the 36 states of the federation under the umbrella of the Nigeria Governors Forum arrived at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for a crucial meeting over the worsening security situation in the country.
Our correspondents gathered that the meeting is being chaired by the governors’ forum Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, His Excellency Kayode Fayemi.
A statement announcing the meeting was earlier issued by the Head, Media, and Public Affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, said the meeting, which will be the first physical meeting since the coronavirus pandemic started in Nigeria in February 2020, has only one item on the agenda – security.
Only last week, some members of the NGF, including Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, his Kano State counterpart, Abdullahi Ganduje, Bello Matawalle of Zamfara and Abubakar Sanni of Niger State met with the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde and paid a visit to Shasha Market in Ibadan, to assess the destruction of lives and property following an ethnic clash between Yoruba and Hausa communities.
The Chairman of the Forum and Ekiti State Governor is expected to address the media at the end of tonight’s meeting.
Recall that 9News Nigeria had reported earlier today that the Nigerian senate called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the country as a result of serious insecurity ravaging the country and leading to uncountable loss of lives and other nefarious criminalities across the country.