- President Muhammadu Buhari met with the governors behind closed door
- The meeting held at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa after the Juma'at prayers
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, January 12, met with seven governors from the northern region of the country behind closed-doors at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja just minutes after the Jumaat prayers.
The governors who were at the meeting include those of Kaduna, Yobe, Kogi, Niger, Plateau, Adamawa and Kano states.
Addressing State House reporters later, Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-rufai, said they had no apology meeting the president over the 2019 presidential election.
Details of the meeting had not been officially revealed at the time of this report.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as substantive director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
The president approved the appointment on Wednesday, January 10, and the development was made public by Femi Adesina, his special adviser on media and publicity.
A presidency statement concerning the appointment read: “Abubakar had extensive experience working with the United Nations in peace support operations, mediation process, preventive diplomacy and good offices, as well as the promotion of good governance and respect for the rule of law and human rights.
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“He also briefly served as senior adviser at the Multinational Joint Task Force with headquarters in Ndjamena, Chad, before his appointment as SSAP.
“Abubakar holds a BA degree in French Language and Literature, and an MA degree in Francophone Maghrebian Literature, both from Bayero University, Kano. He is also fluent in English and Arabic."
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