President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to address all problems that are causing Nigerians a lot of pain.
The National Security Adviser (NSA) to the President, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno recently said Buhari made this vow during a closed-door meeting with members of the National Security Council at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, Buhari also pledged to use all resources available at his disposal to decrease the high rate of violence and insecurity in Nigeria.
He added that Buhari is looking to redouble his effort in ensuring that the primary responsibility of government, which is to ensure the safety of lives and property, is realized.
His words, “Arising from this meeting, I will like to assure all Nigerians that Mr. President is fully on board, he is committed to doing whatever is necessary to reduce the spate of violence and insecurity in the country.
“He is also committed to spending whatever resources he has at his disposal to bring to a quick end all the issues affecting Nigerians and bringing a lot of sorrows to Nigerians. That is the most important takeaway from today’s meeting.
“Mr President’s reassurance that issues are being addressed and that he will redouble his effort in ensuring that the primary responsibility of government, which is to ensure the safety of lives and property is realized.”
Mongonu added, “I, as National Security Adviser, presented a couple of memos to council in relations to the current security challenges faced by Nigerians.
“And of course these are issues that revolve around the insurgency in the north east, armed banditry and emergence of all kinds of groups that are not essentially bonafide.
“I also highlighted other issues that are related to the problems of kidnapping, which we noticed has been on the increase in recent times.
“But the most important thing is that I stressed to Council that there is a need for collective action not just for the security agencies but by all Ministries, Departments and Agencies of governments, Civil Societies Organisations and all Non-Governmental Organisations within Nigeria.
“We have, of course know that we are all firmly within the cross heirs of all kinds of criminal elements trying to undermine national security.
“Mr President noted all the issues raised and of course in due time he will be able to address these issues.”