Jega in closed door meeting with Jonathan, service chiefs

Posted by News Express | 18 March 2015 | 3,506 times

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, yesterday, briefed President Goodluck Jonathan and heads of all security agencies, on the commission’s preparedness for  the 2015 elections.

The Security Council meeting,  which commenced at 11a.m. was held behind closed-door and presided over by President Jonathan.

Jega emerged from the meeting at about 2.20 p.m accompanied by two top officials, who attended the meeting with him.

Asked by the State House correspondents how the meeting went, he replied, “I believe it went well.”

Other questions relating to the use of card readers during the elections, the level of the commission’s preparedness, and if another postponement was in the offing were unanswered by Jega as he made his way out of the Presidential Villa.

The meeting was attended by Vice President Namadi Sambo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim; Chief of Staff to the President, Gen. Jones Arogbofa (retd.); National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki; Attorney-General of the Federation, Muhammed Adoke (SAN); Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan; Minister of Interior, Mr. Aba Moro; and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali.

Others in attendance were the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh; Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu; Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba; as well as the heads of the Department of State Security and the National Intelligence Agency.

*Adapted from Daily Sun. Photo shows Jega


Source: News Express

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