Buhari issues order to service chiefs, security heads

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed heads of security and defence services to implement comprehensive security philosophies.

He said this would address Nigeria’s security challenge.

The nation’s leader spoke at the graduation of the National Defence College Course 28 on Thursday in Abuja.

Buhari was represented by the Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen Bashir Magashi (rtd.).

The president said that in spite of challenges including insecurity, unemployment, COVID-19 pandemic, the nation remained strong and vibrant in all forms.

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Buhari said his administration’s resolve to take the nation to greater heights was still the same.

“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.”

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This, he stressed, 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.

Buhari warned that moving forward, all security organs must work in unison.

He said this should be through interagency cooperation, transformation, expansion, modernisation and high morale of all security men and women.

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Buhari told the heads of security and defence services to make these aspirations “fully come to fruitions quickly.”

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