Tinubu Laying Foundation To Address Nigeria’s Problems, Says Ribadu

National Security Adviser, Mr. Nuhu Ribadu
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From Ankeli Emmanuel, Sokoto

Nigeria’s National Security Adviser (NSA), Malam Nuhu Ribadu has assured that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is laying a solid foundation to address the problems of the nation.

Ribadu, who spoke at the 38,39,40 and 41st convocation lecture of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto on Thursday, stressed that Northern Nigeria faced daunting arrays of insecurity issues that are deeply rooted in socio-economic, political, ethic and religious tensions. 

Speaking on the topic, “”Navigating the Maze: Addressing Multi-Dimensional Insecurity Challenges in Northern Nigeria”, the National Security Adviser, Ribadu stated that prolification of small and light arms as well as modern weaponry in the hands of non-state actors coupled with the crumbling of traditional social structures had greatly aided insecurity in northern Nigeria. He added that each of the six geo-political zones of the country faced one form of challenges or the other.

Making reference to the challenges in the north, the NSA said: “Beyond banditry the rise and spread of Islamist insurgencies, notably Boko Haram and its offshoots like Islamic State in West Africa Provience (ISWAP) have also contributed to an insecure environment”.

The National Security Adviser further noted that the conflict in Northern Nigeria remains dynamic and mobile. He confirmed that bandits have now extended to kidnapping for ransom to finance their evil acts. 

Continuing, the NSA assured that President Tinubu has developed  a comprehensive strategy to make Nigeria safe and added that he operates a listening leadership that is sensitive and acting to provide quality services to all. 

Ribadu thanked the President for giving  northerners very vital appointments in his administration, adding that all should now prioritize early warning and early response initiative to proactively curb the menace of insecurity in the region and Nigeria at large. 

On his part, Vice Chancellor, UDUS, Prof Lawal Bilbis, noted that the institution has been contributing its qouta to peace and stability of Nigeria and Northern Nigeria.

Prof Bilbis also appreciated the Nigerian security agencies for all they have been doing for the country.

In a vote of thanks, Prof Mohammed Maishanu, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration said the theme of the convocation was very apt, adding that the guess lecturer did justice to the topic. 

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