In their first meeting since their appointment on June 19, 2023, President Bola Tinubu met with the newly appointed National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu and the service chiefs to discuss the pressing security concerns facing Nigeria. Emphasizing the urgency of the situation, Tinubu called upon the service chiefs to work cohesively as a team, acknowledging that there is important work to be done.
Following the meeting, NSA Nuhu Ribadu expressed the President’s unwavering support for the service chiefs. He highlighted the commitment of the service chiefs to serve both the President and the nation, assuring their loyalty to Nigeria and its citizens. Recognizing the significance of their roles, Ribadu reaffirmed their dedication to tirelessly work towards securing the country and restoring peace and stability.
During the media briefing, Ribadu outlined the positive developments that have already taken place in Nigeria’s security landscape. He pointed out a decline in criminal activities and a general improvement in the security situation. This positive trend, he believed, would continue as they tackle the formidable challenges ahead. Undeterred by the enormity of the task, Ribadu expressed confidence in the capabilities of the service chiefs, emphasizing that they had been chosen based on their exceptional qualities. He assured the nation that they would not disappoint and were committed to delivering the desired outcomes.
The meeting, held at Aso Rock, was attended by the Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. Gen. C.G Musa; the Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen T. A Lagbaja; the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral E. A Ogalla; and the Chief of Air Staff, AVM H.B Abubakar. The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, was also present, underscoring the collaborative nature of the discussions.
The security challenges in Nigeria demand a unified and comprehensive approach, involving the coordination of efforts from various security agencies. President Tinubu’s call for teamwork and collaboration among the service chiefs reflects the understanding that addressing the nation’s security concerns requires a collective strategy. By fostering a sense of unity and purpose, it is hoped that the newly appointed service chiefs will be able to overcome obstacles and effectively safeguard the country.
As Nigeria looks toward a future marked by improved security, it is essential that the service chiefs capitalize on this opportunity to leverage their expertise and bring about positive change. The nation eagerly awaits the results of their concerted efforts, hopeful for a safer and more prosperous Nigeria.
Source: Channels Television
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