Opposition governors today shunned the security meeting called by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The meeting was to address the security challenge in the country and the spate of bombings and mass abductions.
It could not be ascertained why they were absent because all the governors are in Abuja. The meeting is underway having started at 2.00pm at the First Lady’s Conference Room in the State House in Abuja.
Jonathan had on Wednesday summoned all governors and National Security
Council for a meeting on Thursday over rising security challenges in the country.
After the President met the Service Chiefs and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar in his office earlier, they all moved to the First Lady Conference room where governors were already seated.
Governors who attended the meeting yesterday include Gabriel Suswam (Benue), Martin Elechi (Ebonyi) Ramalan Yero (Kaduna), Isa Yuguda(Bauchi), Theodore Orji (Abia), Ibrahim Dankwanbo (Gombe). Others are Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Willie Obiano (Anambra), Idris Wada (Kogi), Ibrahim Shema (Katsina), Jonah Jang (Plateau), Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Sullivan Chime (Enugu). Also at the meeting are Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo), Garba Umar (Acting Governor Taraba), Deputy Governor of Bayelsa, John Jonah and Deputy Governor of Kebbi State. also at the meeting are Defence Minister, Brigadier-General Aliyu Gusau; Director-General of State Security Service (SSS), Ita Ekpeyong; Minister of Interior, Abba Moro; National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.