Babagana Monguno, the national security adviser has disclosed that President Buhari has initiated plans to overhaul the nation’s security apparatus.
Monguno disclosed this on Tuesday August 4, after a security meeting at the state house. The NSA revealed that Buhari told the service chiefs that Nigerians have lost confidence in the security sector and he is determined to restore that confidence.
He further affirmed that the issues have been identified to be operational and the minister of defence, Bashir Magashi “is working on something” that will likely give a new direction to the security agencies in the days to come.
The NSA said;
“The president is angry over the declining security situation. At the last meeting, he mentioned it.
“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.”