President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Accra, Ghana’s federal capital, to participate in the 59th ordinary session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government chaired by Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo.
President Buhari will be joining other ECOWAS’ heads of state of government for the mid-year statutory meeting of the regional bloc, which will be held with the exception of Mali, which was recently suspended from the group.
A statement released earlier to newsmen revealed that the president would be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema; the Minister of Defence, Retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, among others.
Meanwhile, former President Goodluck Jonathan who is a special ECOWAS envoy and mediator to Mali is expected to present a report on his latest working visit to the West African country to the summit of the heads of state.
Bandits will have no hiding place in Nigeria in the next one month.
The Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, made the vow while playing host to the governor of Katsina state, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja.
While speaking, Amao who lauded governor Masari for his support to the Nigerian air force, NAF, and other security agencies in Katsina state, reiterated his firm resolve not to negotiate with bandits, assuring that in no distant time, the security situation would take a turn for the better.
In his remarks, the Katsina state governor vowed not to engage in further dialogue with bandits in the state due to their lack of central leadership and structure.
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state has approved a minor cabinet reshuffle in the state, the first since his assumption of office.
Governor Fintiri’s Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, made the disclosure in a statement made available to the press, saying six commissioners swap positions in the reshuffle.
Wonosikou explained that the redeployments are targetted at creating a new vigour and vitality for service delivery in the state.
According to the statement, Sanusi Jauro who was Commissioner for youth and sport Development moves to special duties; Mohammed Umar moves from local government affairs to ministry of land and survey, while Ibrahim Mijinyawa replaces him at the ministry of local government affairs.