In a bid to address insecurity challenges in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed heads of security and defence services to implement comprehensive security philosophies.
The president gave the directive on Thursday, August 6 while speaking at the graduation of the National Defence College Course 28 in the Federal Capital Territory today.
President Buhari who was represented by the Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen Bashir Magashi (rtd.) noted that in spite of challenges including insecurity, unemployment, COVID-19 pandemic, the country has remained strong and vibrant in all forms.
He again assured Nigerians of his commitment towards taking the country to the Next Level.
“We must continuously harness the strengths of our national diversities; we must promote “Nigeria first” in all our doings; we must bridge political divides and engage in political re-engineering based on equity and mutual trust,” the Nation’s leader noted.
According to him, to achieve taking the country to a greater height, all security organs must work in unison. He stressed that it was the path for armed forces, the Nigeria police, intelligence and security agencies and other significant state and non-state actors engaged in the provision of security.
President Buhari again urged the heads of security and defence services to make these aspirations “fully come to fruition quickly.”
In another news, the administrator of the Organised Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), Zouera Youssoufou on Thursday, August 6 disclosed that about ten million Nigerians will share N23bn worth of palliative.