Yesterday, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, the National Security Adviser, provided President Bola Tinubu and the nation as a whole with reassurances that the security agencies would successfully achieve the goal of safeguarding the country and restoring peace and stability.
Ribadu’s remarks were a response to the President’s call for them to collaborate as a unified team to fulfil the responsibility of addressing the ongoing security issues such as insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, and other violent crimes that have posed a significant threat to the nation’s unity.
Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the President’s maiden meeting with the security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the NSA, Mallam Ribadu, said: “The President directed them to work as a team and deliver on their mandate.
Speaking on the outcome of the meeting, he added: “We’re here to thank Mr President for the opportunity he gave us to serve our country and to serve his own government. We also pledged our loyalty to him, Nigeria and Nigerians.
“We believe the choice he made is the right one, the correct one, and we know what he wants for this country.
‘’We’re going to work tirelessly to ensure we accomplish that objective of securing our country, establishing peace, stability and let’s get our lives back.
“If you see the record of crimes and activities of criminals are going down, it will continue to go down. We’ll secure this place.
“Nigerians have seen the quality of the people that are given the opportunity, they are probably some of the best we have and they are not going to fail you, they’ll certainly deliver. Thank you very much.”