Friday, January 31, 2020

We didn’t discuss fate of service chiefs at security meeting- National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, says the National Security Council meeting presided over by President Buhari today January 30th, did not discuss the fate of the National Security service chiefs.


The meeting which held in the state house came hours after the House of Representatives passed a resolution for the sack of the service chiefs following the prevailing insecurity in the country.


After the meeting, Monguno met with state house correspondents. When asked if the meeting discused the resolution by member of the National Assembly calling for the sack of the service chiefs, Monguno responded, 

“The issue of the National Assembly resolution did not come up at the meeting''.


He told the newsmen that the security meeting focused on appraisal of the security situation across the country with a view to finding lasting solutions to the problem.

“The meeting basically made an appraisal of the current security situation in the country and took a look at the possibilities, the opportunities available to government in addressing most of the recent challenges.

There were discussions and at the end of the day, the most important thing that we came up with is the need for collaboration, both between governmental agencies and the larger Nigerian society because of the type of insurgencies we are faced with, the complexities, the multiplicity of all kinds of issues.

There is a need for both parties, governmental agencies on one hand and the larger society to collaborate more vigorously. There is a need for us to deal with these problems in a comprehensive manner.

Therefore, the council has decided to take a closer look at issues that will help us not just at the federal level or at the state level, but right down to the local government level. But this is going to be done after due consultation with the relevant stakeholders'' he said



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