President Muhammadu Buhari warned yesterday that he is ready to wield the big stick in his drive to arrest insecurity across the country.
He expressed his readiness to make changes in security personnel and architecture should the need arise.
The President explained that he would not want his administration to be defined by the spate of insecurity, saying he would not leave the country in security crisis at the end of his tenure in 2023.
The President spoke at the National Security Council (NSC) meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
National Security Adviser (NSA) Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) made known the President’s comment at a briefing after the meeting.
He added, however, that the President was happy with the progress made between the last NSC meeting in June and Thursday’s.
Also on Thursday in the United States, Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed said Nigeria was on course in winning the insurgency battle.
He denied that the country was at war or heading in the direction of Afghanistan – where Islamic hardliners Taliban has taken over the government.
In Abeokuta, Ogun State former President Olusegun Obasanjo said the security situation is precarious “very bad, but not insurmountable,” he spoke while receiving Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman Uche Secondus.
Gen. Munguno said: “So, the president was briefed, the president is quite happy that there’s been tremendous success, especially with the advent of the new service chiefs and Inspector General of Police.
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