© 2018 - International Centre for Investigative Reporting
Council Of State Approves National Conference
Caption: Liyel Imoke, Gov Of Cross River; Attorney General Of The Federation, Mohammed Adoke; Godswill, Akpabio Gov Of Akwa Ibom and Peter Obi, Gov Of Anambra, at the National Council Of State meeting in Abuja/Photo: NAN
The first National Council of State meeting for this year has approved the convocation of a national conference as suggested by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The meeting which was presided over by the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja also approved the appointment of Eze Duruiheoma, as the new chairman for the National Population Commission, NPC.
At the end of the meeting, the Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswam, told journalists that the council is worried about the insecurity in the country.
He said the council attributed the situation to the unguarded statements by some politicians which are capable of inciting the people.
It therefore warned politicians to be careful and to to avoid issues that would incite the generality of the people.
Present at the meeting were former military heads of state Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar, former Presidents Shehu Shagari and Ernest Shonekan as well as Senate President, David Mark, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, some state governors, and former chief justices of the federation.