Tinubu Talks Tough At First Security Meeting With Service Chief, Orders Coordinated Operations
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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has demanded a coordinated security operations as against working at cross purposes as he met with service chiefs for the first time since his assumption into office on May 29, 2023.
Ordering security agencies to strengthen coordination as against working at cross purposes, the President disclosed his own philosophy towards dealing with security issues, insisting on the adoption of contemporary security measures to advance the country’s security fortunes.
Addressing State House correspondents, the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, who conveyed the President’s message, disclosed that the President demands frequent consultations in tandem with the demands of the nation and will embark on a lot of reforms.
The President also mandated the security agencies to develop a blueprint to deal with the issue of crude oil theft, indicating that the changes meet the requirements of the changing times.
Those in attendance at the President’s first engagement with heads of the nation’s security and intelligence agencies include the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao; and the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.
Others are the Director-General of the Department of State Service(DSS), Yusuf Bichi; and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.