President Bola Ahmed Tinubu asked the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, Service Chiefs, and the Inspector-General of Police to work together to combat insecurity on Monday.
Tinubu made the comment during his first meeting with the new National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu and the new service chiefs in Abuja since their appointment on June 19, 2023.
Given the magnitude of the task at hand, the President also assured them of his full support.
The NSA assured the service chiefs of the President’s unshakable support in a conversation with State House media.
Ribadu stated that the military chiefs vowed their devotion to the President and Nigerians while also pledging to fight relentlessly to secure the country.
“He told us that we needed to work as a team and that there was work to be done,” Ribadu said following a closed-door meeting with the President and Service Chiefs at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.
The NSA revealed what happened behind the glass door, saying, “He (Tinubu) gave us the assurance that he’s with us 100 percent.”
“He told us that we needed to work as a team and that there was work to be done; he expects us to deliver, and we appreciate the opportunity.” That is why we have come.”
“You can already see that things are improving in our country.” As you can see, the number of crimes and criminal activity is decreasing. It will continue to fall.
“We’ll safeguard this location. Nigerians have seen the calibre of the people who have been given the opportunity; they are likely to be among the best we have, and they will not disappoint you; they will absolutely deliver,” he remarked.
“We also vowed our allegiance to him, Nigeria, and Nigerians.”
“We believe he made the right choice, the correct choice, and we know what he wants for this country.”
“We will work tirelessly to ensure that we achieve our goal of securing our country, establishing peace and stability, and restoring our lives,” Ribadu concluded.
We learned that the meeting 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.
Kayode Egbetokun, the Inspector General of Police, was also present at the security meeting.