Securing Nigeria task for all citizens – Ribadu

…takes over from Monguno as NSA

National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, says the task of securing the country is one for all Nigerians.

Ribadu stated this on Monday after assuming office as NSA following his appointment by President Bola Tinubu last week.

Former NSA, Babagana Monguno, handed over the reins to Ribadu at a ceremony in Abuja.

Ribadu, a former chair of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, said the time to restore peace, law and order in the country has come.

A statement quoted Ribadu to have said, “Securing the nation is a continuous process. We will look at what has been done and build on it. We will count on your support in the course of discharging our responsibilities.

“Mr President has a huge commitment to securing every inch of our country. We will work with all stakeholders to deliver on this vision.

“This enormous task of securing our country is that of all Nigerians and all friends of Nigeria.”

Monguno, on his part, expressed gratitude to God for his time spent in office.

“For me, I want to give gratitude to the Almighty God for giving me the grace to serve for such a long time and also allowing me to depart in good health and enjoy the rest of my life in an atmosphere that is bereft of the type of pressure that is associated with this all-important office,” he said.

“I am also wishing in the same vein that Mallam Nuhu Ribadu will have a very successful tenure and depart in good health when the time comes for him to depart.”

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