Nuhu Ribadu pledges commitment to secure Nigeria after meeting Tinubu

Nuhu Ribadu pledges commitment to secure Nigeria after meeting Tinubu

The National Security Adviser (NSA),  Nuhu Ribadu, has assured Nigerians of his commitment and that of the service chiefs to work tirelessly to ensure that the objective of securing Nigeria is achieved.

The NSA stated this after a closed-door meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Aso Villa, Abuja, on Monday

Nuhu Ribadu and the new service chiefs are meeting the President for the first time since their appointment on June 19, 2023.

At the meeting, President Bola Tinubu called on the service chiefs to work as a team, stressing that they have huge tasks ahead of them.

On his part, the NSA appreciated President Bola Tinubu for the opportunity given to the security chiefs to serve the nation in the face of various security challenges.

Ribadu said, “We are here to thank Mr President for the opportunity he gave us to serve our country and to serve his own government. We also pledged our loyalty to him, to Nigeria and Nigerians.

“We believe that the choice he made is the right one, the correct one, and we know what he wants for this country. We are going to work tirelessly to ensure that we accomplish that objective of securing our country, establishing peace, stability and let’s get our lives back.”

He acknowledged that some of the security challenges facing Nigeria as a country are rapidly declining while noting that all hands would be on deck to protect the citizens.

“Where we are today, and you can see already, things are improving in our country. If you see, the record of crimes and activities of criminals are going down, it will continue to go down. We’ll secure this place,” he said.

“Nigerians have seen the quality of the people that are given the opportunity, they are probably some of the best we have and they are not going to fail you, they’ll certainly deliver.”

The Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. Gen. C.G Musa; the Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen T. A Lagbaja; the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral E. A Ogalla; and the Chief of Air Staff, AVM H.B Abubakar, were at the meeting.

The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, was also present at the security meeting.

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