- The National Security Adviser has said that a possible replacement of the service chiefs was not discussed at Thursday's security meeting
- Babagana Monguno said the meeting was on a review of the country's current security situation
- According to Monguno, it was suggested that there is a need for collaboration between all government agencies and the Nigerian populace in the plan to curb insecurity in the country
Nigeria's National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, on Wednesday, January 30, said that contrary to call for the sack of service chiefs, their fate was not discussed at the security meeting which took place at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Monguno said while speaking with State House correspondents on Thursday, January 30, said the resolution reached by the lawmakers of the National Assembly on the sack of the service chiefs who have overstayed their approved 35-years of service was not discussed.
He said the security meeting was basically focused on a review of the country's current security situation.
Monguno said: “The issue of the National Assembly resolution did not come up at the meeting."
“The meeting basically made an appraisal of the current security situation in the country and took a look at the possibilities, the opportunities available to government in addressing most of the recent challenges," Monguno added.
He also said that at the meeting the heads of security institutions agreed that there is a need for collaboration between all government agencies and the Nigerian populace in the fight to curb insecurity in the country.
He said: “There were discussions and at the end of the day, the most important thing that we came up with is the need for collaboration, both between governmental agencies and the larger Nigerian society because of the type of insurgencies we are faced with, the complexities, the multiplicity of all kinds of issues."
“There is a need for both parties, governmental agencies on one hand and the larger society to collaborate more vigorously. There is a need for us to deal with these problems in a comprehensive manner," he said.
He also said that the council decided to take a closer look at issues that will help the Nigerian government curb insecurity don to the local government level.
“But this is going to be done after due consultation with the relevant stakeholders," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that lawmakers of the House of Representatives had called for the resignation or sack of the service chiefs.
The call by the lawmakers followed the rising killings and criminal activities going on the mostly the northern region of the country.
Honourable Abubakar Fulata had informed the House that the service chiefs had outlived their usefulness and that it is no longer seemed ight to keep the service chiefs.
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