President Buhari Launches 2019 National Security Strategy
By Philip Nwelih
President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled the revised National Security Strategy document, to boost the security of lives and property of all Nigerians.
Launching the policy before the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, President Buhari said the current security challenges in Nigeria, makes it necessary to formulate a detailed and coordinated strategy involving all segments of the society.
According to the President, the sixty-page-National Security Strategy 2019 is a product of rigorous debates by relevant stakeholders on ways to eliminate internal and external threats.
He added that his administration will implement the strategy, especially as it relates to the Almajiri phenomenon.
“These priorities reflect our commitment to enhance the social security of Nigerians as a means of improving their physical security.
“I am happy to observe that the National security strategy reflects this thinking with its emphasis on overall human security.”
“This strategy will inform government and society wide measures designed to promote the public’s safety and the national security. Security is a bottom to top operation.”
In an introductory remark, the National Security Adviser, retired Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno, said the document contains detailed ways to enhance the capacity of the nation’s security agencies.
“The ubiquitous nature of security threats as well as the increasing frequency with which they occur either to this or the unpredictable consequences especially in terms of specificity of targets and the devastating effects these incidents have not only on humans but also physical structure.”
“Now this has led most nations to develop strategies which are primarily driven by their own individual national interests which are at the same time compatible with the universal philosophy that of national security.”
The National Security Strategy document is reviewed every five years.