President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated the reviewed National Security Strategy 2019 with a commitment to enhancing the social security of Nigerians as a means of improving their physical security.
Speaking at the event, the president said the numerous security challenges confronting the nation made it necessary to come up with an articulated, comprehensive and coordinated response that involved all segments of the society.
He expressed delight that the National Security Strategy 2019 was a product of painstaking and rigorous deliberations by relevant stakeholders committed with the task of safeguarding the nation from internal and external threats.
According to him the strategy represents a thoughtful, strategic and practical expression of his administration’s resolve to make Nigeria safe for development, investment, growth and prosperity for everybody.
The president further revealed that stakeholders such as ministries, department and agencies and the civil society were also contributory to this strategy.
According to President Buhari, security is about bottom to top operation, failure at any level will lead to a serious lapse in overall security.
He, therefore, called on all stakeholders including heads of ministries, departments and agencies to see themselves as partners in the onerous task of securing “our people and to demonstrate unity of purpose in implementing this strategy”.
The President also commended the National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno, and his team for delivering on the document.