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Buhari bows! *Agrees to overhaul nation’s security apparatus

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*Says Nigerians have lost confidence in the security sector
*Assures he’s determined to restore that confidence
*Defence Minister working on something; new direction likely– NSA

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday bowed to pressure to overhaul the nation’s
security apparatus to ensure optimal performance in the fight against violent crimes across
the country.
Briefing State House Correspondents shortly after Buhari met with the security chiefs as well
as Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the National Security Adviser, NSA, Babagana
Monguno said Buhari expressed concern over his administration’s promise to Nigerians and
that he would be 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.
“What he said today was virtually a reaffirmation of what he said the first time he met with
security chiefs. 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,” Monguno said.
On Buhari’s marching order to Service Chiefs, the NSA said “basically, these are operational
matters that are best dealt with by the Minister of Defense. I know that there’s something
that he’s working on, which has led to this meeting being delayed slightly.
“This meeting was actually supposed to take place before the Sallah holiday, but I think one
or two things have come up that I don’t think I can explain, but I want you to be comfortable
that something is being done, following that marching order,” the NSA further explained.
Speaking on the incessant killings in Southern Kaduna, the NSA said “Kaduna is again a
political matter and I think the governor of the state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has been talking
with the President and I’m not privy to the final details.”

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