Monguno had set off concerns about his status in the administration after he was absent at last week’s FEC meeting and also the meeting on Monday between President Buhari and Service chiefs.
Speculations that his absence may be a fallout over his leaked memo that the President’s Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari, was meddling in his duties, by holding meetings with security chiefs and giving them instructions.
But government sources squelched the speculations by attributing his absence to his attendance of a Security Conference in Munich Germany. The conference held 14-16 February.
On Wednesday, photographs showed him bantering with Abba Kyari at the Council meeting, where the members of the National Assembly Commission were also sworn in by Buhari. One photo also sshowed the two men from Borno state shaking hands.
Photos by Sunday Aghaeze