President Muhammadu Buhari today hosted some state governors in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State told State House correspondents that he was at the villa to thank the President for visiting Lagos to commission some people-oriented projects in the state.
The governor also said serving for one term as a governor of Lagos state has transformed him from a technocrat to “wise” politician. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State said he visited the president to brief him on the security situation in his state.
Mr Ortom said the law on ranching, which he put in place, is working very well as over 500 persons have been arrested cutting across “Fulani, Tiv and Idoma” ethnic groups. Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna said he discussed security matters affecting his state with the President. He assured that based on the measures taken so far by security agencies, the Kaduna/Abuja expressway is now safe for travelers.
Also, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, met with Mr Buhari in his office. The meeting with the CBN governor, whose re-appointment was announced last week, came on the heels of reports alleging that the bank lost N500 billion in a controversial deal.
Mr Emefiele was caught in a leaked audio, discussing the controversial deal. The CBN has since defended the audio content, saying the bank and Mr Emefiele did nothing wrong.