President Bola Tinubu has directed the Armed Forces and other security agencies in Nigeria to provide adequate security to citizens in all parts of the country.
The President gave the marching orders on Thursday when he met with security chiefs at the presidential Villa, Abuja.
Addressing State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting, Chief of defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, said they would carry out the President’s directive to the later.
He stated that the security chiefs briefed the President on the security situation across the country and beyound.
“The meeting went very well. What we did was to give the President; Commander in Chief the security situation across the country and even beyound our borders. We told him what the current situation is and we also got a mandate from him as to how he wants the security disposition across the country to be.
“So, we left fired with that mandate that the President has given to us, to fit the expectations; not just of Nigerians because he wants security to be experienced by all in the truest form. We are going to realign our interventions to meet that expectation,” he said.
On whether they intend to change their strategies, General Irabor answered in the affirmative.
“Change is constant so, all strategies that we have applied hitherto, we will realign and reinvent them to be able to meet the expectations of the moment and that is precisely what we will be doing,” he said.
National Security Adviser, retired Major General Babagana Monguno, also spoke to Journalists.
Monguno stated that the President appreciated the sacrifices of the Armed Forces and other security agencies, toward securing the nation.
“First and foremost, he appreciated the Armed Forces and intelligence agencies and the wider paramilitary agencies for the work they have been doing in the past couple of years. Their sacrifice, their loyalty, and he also paid tribute to those who died defending this country, from the great menace of terrorism, insurgency banditry, Oil theft, sea robbery, piracy, etc.
”The President has made it very clear that he’s determined to build on whatever gains have been made and to reverse misfortunes and turn the tide in our favour. As far as he’s concerned, this country should not be on its knees struggling while other countries are walking and achieving greater heights.
“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 explained.