Nuhu Ribadu, the newly appointed National Security Adviser (NSA), officially assumed office yesterday with a pledge to minimise insecurity and stabilise Nigeria.
The NSA who was recently appointed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, disclosed this in a press statement signed by ZU Mijinyawa, Special Adviser on Strategic Communications in the office of the NSA.
Ribadu, a former boss of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), also urged Nigerians to contribute to seeing the progress of securing Nigeria.
“Mr. President has a huge commitment to securing every inch of our country. We will work with all stakeholders to deliver on this vision,” he said. “This enormous task of securing our country is that of all Nigerians and all friends of Nigeria.”
In recent times, the country has faced multiple threats of insecurity by terrorists. However, the NSA said he would stabilise the country.
“We will stabilise this country, we will secure our country and we will make Nigeria peaceful because we believe the time has come for this country to enjoy peace, restore order and rule of law just like any other country in the world,” he said. “Securing the nation is a continuous process. We will look at what has been done and build on it. We will count on your support in the course of discharging our responsibilities.”
Meanwhile, the former NSA, retired Major General, Babagana Monguno, said he is convinced Ribadu would tackle insecurity owing to the positions he had held.
“For me, I have been able to hand over a comprehensive note to him and also brief him extensively,” said Mungono. “I am also wishing in the same vein that Mallam Nuhu Ribadu will have a very successful tenure and depart in good health when the time comes for him to depart.”