Sambo was sworn in shortly before the opening of the meeting of the National Security Council at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, on Friday, December 24.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sambo, who replaced former Minister of Power, Mamman Sale, from Taraba, was posted to the Ministry of Works and Housing as Minister of State, Works and Housing.
Those in attendance of the security meeting include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Ministers of Police Affairs, Justice, Defence, Interior and Foreign Affairs.
Others are service chiefs, the National Security Adviser to the President are Babagana Monguno; Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba; Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi as well as the Director-General, NIA, Abubakar Rufa’i.
Mr Sambo was Area Manager, Lagos Zone of the Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority.
KanyiDaily had also reported that Buhari is lobbying the international community for support in proscribing Boko Haram, bandits, and Independent People Of Biafra (IPOB) as terrorist groups.
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