Tinubu reads the riot act to Nigerian security chiefs

President Bola Tinubu has read the Riot Act to security chiefs at a meeting he held with them inside the presidential villa, Abuja, on Thursday. Babagana Monguno, the national security adviser, (NSA), reported about President Tinubu’s directive to the service chiefs.

He said, “The President has revealed that in moving this country forward, he needs the security agencies to redouble their efforts. And he’s also pointed out that his own philosophy is one of contemporary security measures dealing with the requirements of the time.

“He has made it very clear that he will not accept a situation in which our fortunes keep declining. And his own trajectory is that national security has to be coordinated, there has to be wherever whatever it says whether it is a basket system, but there must be a clearing house.

“All agencies must work to achieve one single purpose. Working at cross purposes and colliding with each other is not something that he will condone. He has made it very, very clear that all the security agencies must comply with the demands of coordination, with the demands of frequent consultations and also timely reports which must be acted on.”

Tinubu, Mungono said, would ensure reforms in the country’s security architecture. The NSA said President Tinubu asked the security agencies to forward blueprints on the way of tackling the security challenges.

The service chiefs at the meeting with the President are chief of army staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya; chief of naval staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; chief of air staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao; and inspector-general of police, Usman Alkali Baba.

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