2 Governors DECLARED To National Security, Travel Ban Placed On Them
The Federal Government has reportedly declared two serving governor, one from South-south and the other Southwest, 'threat to national security' thereby placing on them travel ban unless well scrutinized by security agencies, News Punch has learnt

According to Nigerian Tribune Newspaper, some activities of the said governors are considered to have security implications, a development that informed the decision to place the duo on security watchlist.

An Investigation indicated that an order directing the affected governors to have a chat with principal officers of  security outfits before embarking on any overseas trips has been circulated at all entry ports including land, air and sea. 

It was confirmed that one of the signals issued in Abuja three weeks ago emanated from the Directorate of Security Enforcement in one of the agencies.

The directive has already been deposited with security officials at all entry and exit points in Nigeria, sources said.

By that signal, officials say that the affected governors would be required to “See the Director General in Abuja” before being allowed to embark foreign trips.

When asked what happens to the immunity of the governors, the source said that the immunity was not being curtailed, adding that a number of security questions were involved.

“The government is moving to stop any form of infractions and the process does not infringe upon the immunity of any of the actors.  I believe that none of the officials would be stopped from embarking on trips unnecessarily,” a source in the know said.

It was gathered, however, that if  any of the affected governors refused to comply with the advise that may be given him at the entry or exit points, he would be prevented by security operatives from boarding an aircraft, a ship or vehicle with intent to travel out of the country.

Credit: Nigerian Tribune


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