Buhari launches National Security Roadmap

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday launched the new national security strategy document for 2019.

The ceremony took place inside the Aso Chamber of the presidential villa, Abuja shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

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Sparking at the event, Buhari said he remained fully and unreservedly committed to achieving a safer and a more secure Nigeria.

Buhari launches national security roadmap
Buhari launches national security roadmap

He said the execution of the strategy as encapsulated by the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) was a task for all heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government.

The President said: ‘‘Security is a bottom-to-top cooperation. Failure at any level leads to a serious lapse in overall security.

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‘‘I, therefore, call on all of you gathered here as Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies to see yourselves as stakeholders and partners in the onerous task of securing our people and to demonstrate the unity of purpose in implementing this strategy.”

President Buhari noted that the various security challenges confronting the country had made it necessary for the articulation of a comprehensive and coordinated response that involves all segments of society and all elements of national power.

He added: ‘‘I am very pleased that the National Security Strategy of 2019 is a product of painstaking and laborious deliberations by relevant stakeholders committed to the task of safeguarding our nation from both internal and external threats.

‘‘It represents a thoughtful, strategic and practical expression of our resolve to make Nigeria safe for development, investment, growth and prosperity for everybody.

‘‘As we continue to work towards completely ending the insurgency in the North East and lay the foundation for sustainable peace, and development in the region, we are also addressing conflicts, between farmers and herders, banditry and various forms of security challenges.

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