President Tinubu Orders Security Agencies to Crush Oil Thieves, Other Felons

Date: 2023-06-02

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday told Service Chiefs and heads of security and intelligence agencies to crush anyone involved in oil theft, saying that his administration will not tolerate such menace.

The President also said as far as he is concerned, Nigeria should not go on her knees as a result of security challenges while other countries are working, moving forward and recording tremendous achievements.

President Tinubu stated this in his maiden official meeting with Security and intelligence heads led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Briefing State House correspondents after the meeting that lasted about two hours, the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major Gen. Bafana Monguno (retd), said the President has directed heads of security agencies to come out with their blueprints.

He said it was an appraisal meeting for the President to get a briefing on the activities of the different security formations and for him to tell them his own philosophy and what he expects from the security heads.

He said, “The President and Commander in Chief of the armed forces has just concluded a meeting of the general security appraisal committee consisting of the Chief of Staff service chiefs Inspector General of Police, and heads of the intelligence agencies.

“This is the very first meeting he’s had with the heads of the security agencies. The meeting lasted for two hours.

“Having been briefed by the participants of the meeting, Mr President, addressed prevailing issues confronting the nation in terms of insecurity and also mentioned his own philosophy towards dealing with national security issues.

“First and foremost, he appreciated the armed forces and intelligence agencies and the wider paramilitary agencies for the work they have been doing in the past couple of years. Their sacrifice, their loyalty, and he also paid tribute to those who died in defending this country, from the great big menace of terrorism, insurgency banditry, oil theft, sea robbery, piracy, etc.
“The President has made it very clear that he’s determined to build on whatever gains that have been made and to reverse misfortunes and turn the tide in our favour.

“As far as he’s concerned, this country should not be on its knees struggling while other countries are working and achieving greater heights.”

President Tinubu said in moving the country forward he needs the security agencies to redouble their efforts, stressing that his own philosophy is one of contemporary security measures dealing with the requirements of the time.

According to the NSA, “He has made it very clear that he will not accept a situation in which our fortunes keep declining. And his own trajectory is that national security has to be coordinated, there has to be whatever…whether it is a basket system, but there must be a clearing house.

“All agencies must work to achieve one single purpose. Working at cross purposes and colliding with each other is not something that he will condone. He has made it very, very clear that all the security agencies must comply with the demands of coordination, with the demands of frequent consultations and also timely reports which must be acted on.

“He is going to embark on a lot of reforms in terms of our security architecture, he is going to take a closer look at our misfortunes in the maritime domain, focusing particularly on the issues of oil theft, that as far as he is concerned, he is not going to tolerate oil theft Wherever the problem is coming from it must be crushed as soon as possible.

He has already mandated the security agencies to come up with a blueprint as far as he knows and as far as he is concerned, he doesn’t have the luxury of time. And whatever changes will be made have to be done as soon as possible.

“The President also has decided that whatever ventures the armed forces are going to be engaged in, they must carry along those operatives in the theatre. They must be well-fed, well-kitted, motivated and given all that they require.

“President has said clearly that he will do whatever is within his powers to enable the operational elements but the intelligence agencies must also make their work easy for them by providing the type of intelligence that they require to carry out the assignment.”


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Sulu Babaita Isiaka     Odogun Olushola Gabriel     NaAllah     Sabo-Oke     Mustapha Olanipekun     Oyin-Zubair     CUTI     Kwara Restoration Project     FERMA     Kwara Metro Park     Femtech     VADA     Mufti Of Ilorin     Ilorin South Constituency     NAWOJ     Monsurat Omotosho     Ayodele Kuburat Olaosebikan     Oluwole Dupe     Garuba Alikinla Shittu     John Obuh     Jide Oyinloye     Rafiu Ajakaye     Ndakene     Share-Tsaragi     Osi     State Bureau Of Internal Revenue     Ohoro Of Shao     Monthly Sanitation     Sarah Jubril     Kolade Solagberu     Shero     Bayo Ajia     Societe Generale Bank Of Nigeria     Onilorin Of Ilorin     Ilorin Airport     John Kehinde Salako     Raymond Olaitan     Just Event Online     Eruku     Shola Odetundun     Micheal Imoudu     Hassan Taiye Salam     Joseph Daudu     Dan Iya Of Ilorin     Fulani     GANZY     Olawuyi     Idris Garba     Kabir Shagaya     Abioye Bello     Solomon Edoja     Kanu Agabi     Olabimpe Olani     Usman Rifun     Christopher Odetunde     Omupo     Yunus Oniboki     Village Alive Development Association     Vasolar Consortium     Umar Ahmed Gunu     Transition Implementation Committee     Abdulganiyu Oladosu     Ibrahim Oloriegbe     Adedayo Yusuf Abdulkareem     Summit University     Special Agro-industrial Processing Zone     Olomu Of Omu-Aran     LABTOP     Baba Idris     Ahmed \'Lateef     Asa LGEA School     Olomu     Ubandawaki     ITP     Bola Magaji     Odolaye Aremu     Turaki    

Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Yunus Lawal     Ilorin Durbar     Abiodun Musa Aibinu     Metro Park     Sa\'adu Salau     Awoye     Voices Of Tomorrow     Lotus Bank     Shuaibu Yaman     Jimoh Olusola Imam     Curfew     COEASU     Tunde Kazeem     Taofeek Ibraheem     Makama     Owo Arugbo     Abdulrahman Abdulrazak     Kwara Politics     Olusola Saraki     Plat Technologies     March 18     IYA ALFA NLA     Dauda Adesola     Kayode Zubair     Ganmo Electricity Sub-Station     Elewu     Aliyu Salihu     Sheriff Shagaya     Moro     Yusuf Babatunde Abdulwahab     Jawondo     Okoolowo     Akanbi-Oke     Hydro-electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission     Babatunde Idiagbon     Offa Poly     Ishola Balogun Fulani     Christopher Odetunde     Students Union Government     Mukhtar Shagaya     AbdulHakeem Ajibola Akanbi     Bolaji Abdullahi     Kwara Consultative Forum     AbdulKareem Yusuf Danhawa     Special Agro-Industrial Hub     Neo Mundo Ltd     CACOVID Palliatives     Suraj Tunji Oyewale     Balogin Alanamu     Idowu Laro     Wahab Issa     Apaokagi     Salihu Alhaji Musa     Borgu     N-Power     SUBEB     Rueben Parejo     Shuaib Abdulkadir     Sulu Gambari     Saliu Mustapha     Yakub Ali-Agan     Monsurat Omotosho     Clara Nwachukwu     Titus Suberu-Ajibola     Donatus Ejidike     Muhammed Danjuma     Yusuf Olaolu Ali     Kazeem Oladepo     Oasis Muslim Care Foundation     Oluwatoyin Lukman     Sola Saraki Educational Foundation     Sanitation Exercise     Bilikisu Gambari     KWACOBPA     Kolade Solagberu     Sabo-Oke     Raliat Islamic Foundation