Insecurity: Your Effort Is Not Good Enough – Buhari Tells Service Chiefs
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday gave a poor performance verdict on the service chiefs for failing to contain the insecurity across the country, particularly Borno and Katsina State.
The president, who presided over the meeting of the security council, told the service chiefs that their effort was not good enough.
The National Security Adviser to the President, Babagana Monguno, confirmed President Buhari’s dissatisfaction with the performance of the service chiefs to state house correspondents after the security council meeting.
Monguno disclosed that the President is planning a complete re-engineering of the nation’s security apparatus,
He said since the issues are operational, Bashir Magashi, Minister of Defence, “is working on something” and will likely give a new direction to the security agencies in the days to come.
He said Buhari told the service chiefs that Nigerians have lost confidence in the security sector but he is determined to restore that confidence.
There have been complaints over the widespread insecurity in the country, with many asking the president to fire the service chiefs.
The National Assembly had also some weeks back advised the President to change the service chiefs.
The Security Council meeting was attended by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha.
Others in attendance are the Service Chiefs led by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ekwe Ibas, and Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar as well as the National Security Adviser to the President, Babagana Monguno.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Director General of Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, Director General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufa’i, and Directorate of Military Intelligence also attended the meeting
Some cabinet Ministers in attendance include: Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Rauf Aregbesola (Interior); Bashir Magashi (Defence); Muhammad Dingyadi (Police Affairs) and Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada.