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Buhari to overhaul Nigeria’s security apparatus – National Security Adviser

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National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno says President Muhammadu Buhari is planning a complete re-engineering of the nation’s security apparatus.

Monguno told state house correspondents after a security briefing on Tuesday.

Buhari, according to Monguno, told service chiefs at the briefing that their effort is not good enough.

The NSA said since the issues are operational, Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, is working on new strategies and will likely give a new direction to the security agencies in the days to come.

He said the president told the security chiefs that Nigerians have lost confidence in the them but he is determined to restore that confidence.

The president is angry over the declining security situation. At the last meeting, he mentioned it,” Monguno said.

“What he said today is virtually a reaffirmation of what he said the first time. Yes Mr President said you are doing your best, as far as I’m concerned, but there’s still a lot more to be done. I’m more concerned about the promise we made to the larger Nigerian society and I am ordering an immediate re-engineering of the entire security apparatus.

“This is something that I believe will be done in a very short time, but I just want us to keep hope alive.I know how everybody feels, I know how Nigerians feel, definitely the president is not oblivious of the fact that securing the nation is a primary responsibility of government and I believe in his sincerity, but again, since he’s not an octopus, since he’s not a spirit, if he delegates to people, then the onus is on them to actually fulfil the legitimate expectations of the larger Nigerian society,” he added.


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