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National Security: We’ll deploy ‘full machinery of state power’ to secure lives, property of Nigerians –Tinubu

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR

*President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, at a military event in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria, assures of his administration’s commitment to equipping the Armed Forces while deploying the entire machinery of state power to protect the lives and property of Nigerians

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In view of the strategic importance of security of lives and property of the citizenry, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has restated the commitment of his administration to equip the Nigerian Armed Forces adequately to enable them to discharge their responsibilities of protecting the lives and property of the citizens.

ConsumerConnect reports President Tinubu said this in his address at the graduation ceremony of the Senior Course 45 of the Command and Staff College Friday, July 21, 2023, at Jaji, in Kaduna State.

The Senior Course of the Command and Staff College is expected to prepare the Military officers for higher responsibilities, especially particularly in the face of current and emerging security threats in the global security environment.

The President also assured Nigerians that the Federal Government would deploy the “entire machinery of state power” to ensure adequate security of the lives and property of the people.

He equally alerted members of the Nigerian Armed Forces to the sensitive nature of the present security situation.

The current security ecosystem requires new strategies and practices to confront unconventional forces in the West African country, stated he.

Tinubu noted that contemporary and emerging security threats in the West African sub-region as well demanded that member-states must work together to bring peace to the Lake Chad region.

A total of 291 officers, who distinguished themselves in character and learning, graduated from the 48-week Senior Course 45 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College in the North-Western state.

The President was accompanied by Governor Senator Uba Sani of Kaduna State and Malami Nuhu Ribadu, National Security Adviser (NSA).

All the Service Chiefs, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Defence as well as members of the Diplomatic Corps also graced the occasion.

Among the graduating officers were 265 officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces, 12 civilians from ministries and agencies, as well as 15 others from allied African countries and Asia.

Merit awards for best Senior Course 45 graduands

Some officers, who distinguished themselves during the course received merit awards from the President, who attended the graduation for the first time since he assumed office May 2023.

In relation to the international composition of graduates and participants in the course at the Command and Staff College at Jaji, Tinubu expressed the urgent need for collaboration among member-states to bring about peace in the Lake Chad region, which grapples with various security challenges, according to report.

The Nigerian leader also maintained his belief in the country and its neighbours in the Lake Chad region on the need to display courage in reforming their military doctrine and practices.

The Nigerian President further reassured of his administration’s commitment to deploying the full range of state power to ensure the adequate security of the people and their possessions.

Tinubu’s speech further underscored the significance of strengthening the capabilities of the African Armed Forces and other allied nations, acknowledging the dynamic and evolving nature of security threats.

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