- Nura Khalil, an ally to President Muhammadu Buhari, has commended the president for his decision to overhaul Nigeria's security apparatus
- The NSA, Babagana Munguno, had on Tuesday, August 4, said the president has decided to change the service chiefs
- Khalil described Buhari's decision as a welcome development and a strategic plan to end insecurity in Nigeria
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A two-time governorship candidate of the legacy party ANPP in Katsina state, Nura Khalil, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the decision to overhaul Nigeria's security apparatus.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Kaduna, Nasir Dambatta, reports that Khalil, an engineer, who worked with President Buhari at the defunct Petroleum Special Trust Fund (PTF) explained that the president's decision was well-thought-out, coming at a time many Nigerians are eager for an end to the challenges of banditry, kidnappings and allied crimes in the country.
He lamented the damaging effects of the spate of killings on economic development across the nation, adding that the "total collapse of the agricultural sector, health and well-being of the masses, refugee crisis as can be seen from the increase in the number of IDP camps in the country."
Khalil also expressed deep concern over the worsening of the insecurity challenge to the recent ambush on the convoy of Borno state governor, Babgana Zulum, by insurgents, describing it as one of the worst examples of the situation.
He noted that it was important that stakeholders, including northern elders, have cried out to the government and that the recent decision of security apparatus overhaul, therefore, was the best legacy the president would leave behind as a leader.
The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Munguno, had on Tuesday, August 4, revealed that the president dropped the hint after rebuking the service chiefs for the lingering security challenge across the nation.
He added that "Nigerians would more than anything else, prefer nothing than an end to this circle of killings of women, the youth of productive age and children, as well as millions wasted in ransom payments to kidnappers."
Khalil noted that the action of the president is a proof that "he responds to problems after giving the benefit of doubt to his lieutenants and because he neither allows himself as a leader to be distracted or stampeded by opposition into taking the appropriate decision."
The former PTF consultant explained that the president's latest decision on security challenge was in tune with present realities and his determination to consistently stand by truth, incorruptibility and service delivery.
He, therefore, called for prayers for the nation to achieve a swift end to the current security challenges and what he described as "the unforeseen economic monster called COVID-19," while commending President Buhari's tireless efforts at stemming the tide of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the NSA Babagana Monguno on Tuesday, August 4, revealed President Buhari's decision concerning rampant insecurity in the country.
It was reported that Monguno, after a high-profile meeting with President Buhari in Abuja, revealed to journalists that the Nigerian leader has resolved to embark on overhauling of the nation's security apparatus.
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