President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday morning meet with the editors of all Nigerian newspapers, reportedly for a security briefing.
In an unusual development, the invitations, which were signed by presidential spokesman Femi Adesina, were sent to the editors of all newspaper titles, magazines and periodicals, as well as their managing directors and editors-in-chief. In the past, presidential aides invited to such meetings only the editors of the daily newspapers.
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According to Sahara Reporters, the presidency will cover the travel, accommodation and feeding expenses of the invitees.
Despite security being given as the reason for the unprecedented meeting, it is widely-known that the Presidency is deeply troubled about the negative reports about the government in the past few weeks on account of the economic hardship in the country.
A source told SaharaReporters that the guests are expected to receive “a package,” which is expected to be financial, after the meeting.