After six days away to attend the Africa Investment Summit held in the UK, President Muhammadu Buhari arrives Abuja.
9jatoday understands that President Buhari arrives at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, on Thursday evening after his participation in the African Investment Summit. He was received by his Chief of Staff, the FCT Minister, the Inspector General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Services, as well as other government officials.
It could be recalled that President Buhari was honoured during the Summit by the Nigerian-British Boxer, Anthony Joshua, who presented his titles to the president with prostration.
During the UK visit, the President also held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Meanwhile, 9jatoday had reported earlier that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo holds a meeting with the South-West Governors in the Aso Villa on Thursday.
AGF Malami, who was represented in the meeting by his spokesman said again that the regional security outfit established by South-West governors remains illegal.
The Attorney General of the Federation made stated this again on Thursday, noting that he has not changed his position on the scheme.
Meanwhile, Malami’s initial position sparked nationwide outrage, with some notable southern leaders accusing the federal government of discriminating against the south-west since there were similar outfits in the north.
The AGF who was represented in the meeting by his spokesperson, Umar Gandu, said; “By asking for the state governments of Southwestern Nigeria to proceed to enact the necessary laws, in justifying the legality of the establishment and operation of Amotekon, Mr Femi Falana is reaffirming and reiterating the Federal Government’s stance that the establishment of the operation currently is illegal.”
“No amount of effort to hide the truth will work. People could be carried away by sentimental or emotional inclinations, but the truth remains apparently palpable.