John Alechenu, Abuja
Governors of the 36 states of the federation on the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum have arrived at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for a crucial meeting over the worsening security situation in the country.
The meeting chaired by the NGF Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, was scheduled for 8:00 pm.
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.