10 July, 2012
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan on Monday held a meeting with the nation’s defence and security chiefs at Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, over the continued violence and killings in the North.
The meeting was held a day after Senator Gyang Dantong, Plateau State House of Assembly’s Majority Leader,Gyang Fulani and others were killed in renewed violence.
At the meeting were the Minister of State for Defence, Mrs. Olusola Obada, Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade (rtd); Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro; National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd); Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika; representative of Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ola Ibrahim; Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar; Director-General of State Security Service (SSS),Mr. Ita Ekpenyong and Acting Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar.
Also, Jonathan hosted a meeting of the leadership of the three arms of government and the top anti-corruption agencies — Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC). Besides, the EFCC may by next week start prosecuting those who committed fraud in the implementation of the oil subsidy regime. Already, investigations have gone far towards this.
The meeting was aimed at working out a national strategy on the fight against corruption.