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”Nigeria Still Operates Under 3 Components of National Security” – SGF Laments as FCPN Launch in Abuja

– The SGF, Boss Mustapha has lamented how Nigeria still operates under 3 components of National security when the world has moved to 16

– He made this statement today, November 8 at the launching of The Foundation for Civilian Peace in Nigeria (FCPN)

– The Chairman of the NGO, CDR Manu Yagdah, said the organisation would be complementing govt’s efforts in peace building in the country.

The Foundation for Civilian Peace in Nigeria (FCPN) has integrated into the Federal Government’s crisis prevention and peace building strategy that is geared towards tackling insecurity in the country.

The nongovernmental organisation that is seeking to complement government’s effort in finding a stable and enduring solution to the myriad of security challenges bedevilling the country officially launched today, November 8, 2020 at the Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja.

At the occasion were noteworthy dignitaries and amongst those in attendance were The Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, Muritala Nyako, Governor Yahaya Bello, Prince Arthur Eze, Prince Ned Nwoko, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and Others.

Amongst its aims and objectives, the organisation would be engaging in any activity aimed at promoting the eradication of social conflicts and crimes among the general public in Nigeria.
FCPN will also develop and propagate other social programmes on security information and analysis programs in terms of crisis anticipation, early warning, crisis early response and crisis management.

In the Chairman’s opening address, delivered by CDR Manu Yagdah, the head of the NGO, he disclosed how the #ENDSARS protest has exposed the vulnerability of Nigeria, stressing how only a minimal level of provocation is at this stage necessary to spike a national crisis.

CDR Manu Yagdah (Nigeria still Operates Under 3 Components of National Security)

Delving deeper into Nigeria’s security challenges, the chairman gave an historic background into the security crisis occasioned by the rise of the Boko Haram sect, noting how the insurgency has diffused into other security threats like cattle rustling, banditry and kidnapping which have become regular occurrences in the North East.

Reacting to the current security situation of the country, Yagdah disclosed that the corporate existence of Nigeria is being threatened now more than ever because of the proliferation of arms in the country. According to him, ”As at today, the number of firearms in the hands of non-state actors and individuals in Nigeria is 3x more that the firearms in the hands of state actors (Military, Police, SSS, NIA, Civil Defence and other armed paramilitary agencies)”

In furtherance, he explained that firearms law, although still exist but not properly implemented in the country while also adding that the large catchment of arms are smuggled into the country undetected because of Nigerians porous land and sea borders.

It’s on this note that FCPN has been inaugurated, and it is ready to partner with government at all level as well as the international community to defeat in security in Nigeria.

In conclusion, the chairman urged the government not to shy away from engaging in dialogue with any aggrieved armed group that is willing to exchange arms for peace to reign.

Nigeria still Operates Under 3 Components of National Security. Nigeria still Operates Under 3 Components of National Security

The Secretary to the Government, Boss Mustapha who was also in attendance gave a worrying note of the country’s security condition. According to him, there are three component of national security management. Unfortunately while the world has advance to about sixteen components, Nigeria is still operating under three components of National security.

Meanwhile, we also reported that A yet-to-be identified woman has left bher baby behind in a commercial vehicle in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

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