NSA: What We Discussed At Security Meeting – Monguno

National security adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, has stated that the commission did not talk about the fate of service chiefs at the national security council which held yesterday.

Prior to the meeting, federal lawmakers had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack service chiefs over the rising insecurity.

During the meeting, there were speculations that the meeting was centred around the performance of the service chiefs who have spent over 35 years in service.

While speaking with the state house correspondents at the end of the meeting, Monguno stated that there was no discussion about the service chiefs.

Monguno said the issue of the National Assembly resolution did not come up at the meeting.

According to him, the meeting basically made an appraisal of the situation of security in the country, while checking the possibilities, and opportunities available to the government in addressing most of the recent challenges.

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.

“Therefore, the council has decided to take a closer look at issues that will help us not just at the federal level or at the state level, but right down to the local government level.

“But this is going to be done after due consultation with the relevant stakeholders.”

The current service chiefs are Abayomi Olonishakin, chief of defense staff; Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff; Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, chief of naval staff and Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff