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Buhari holds emergency security council meeting, swears-in new minister



President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held an emergency security council meeting with heads of security arms and agencies in the country.

The meeting was also preceded by the swearing-in of Mu’Azu Jaji Sambo, as the new Minister of State for Works and Housing at the State House, Abuja.

The Senate had on December 21 confirmed the nomination of Sambo after a routine screening exercise.

He was a ministerial nominee from Taraba State.

Sambo replaces the former Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, who was sacked in September alongside the former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, in the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

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Those at the meeting, which was the last for the year, were Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd).

Also at the forum were the Minister of Defence, Major Gen. Salihi Magashi (retd), Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Awwal Gambo, and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao.

The Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, completed the list.

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