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Politics of Friday, 2 June 2023


What President Tinubu said in his first security council meeting, details emerge

President Tinubu met with Service Chiefs at the State House on Tuesday President Tinubu met with Service Chiefs at the State House on Tuesday

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday, June 1st, directed the heads of Nigeria’s security agencies to come up with a blueprint to tackling the security challenges bedevilling Nigeria, an official has said.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor, who briefed journalists at the State House Abuja after the meeting Tinubu had with security chiefs, said the president also condemned the security situation in many parts of the country, PremiumTimes reported.

CDS Irabor speaks:

“He has already mandated the security agencies to come up with a blueprint. As far as he knows, he doesn’t have the luxury of time and whatever changes will be made, have to be done as soon as possible,” Mr Irabor, an army general, said.

“The President has made it clear that he will not accept the situation in which our fortunes keep declining. His own trajectory is that security has to be coordinated, whether it is a basket situation, it must be a clearing house.”

The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, also told journalists that Tinubu charged the security agencies not to work at cross purposes, THISDAY report added.

“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,” Monguno said.

Thursday’s meeting is the first Security Council meeting to be presided over by Tinubu since he was sworn in as president on Monday, May 29.