Ribadu assumes office as National Security Adviser
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on June 27, 2023
A retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Nuhu Ribadu, has officially taken over from Major-General Babagana Monguno, retired as Nigeria’s National Security Adviser, NSA.
At a brief event in Abuja yesterday, Monday 27th June, Ribadu on assumption, promised to live up to the expectations of Nigerians and secure the country from all forms of insecurity such as terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, among others.
Ribadu, a pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was previously appointed Special Adviser on Security to President Bola Tinubu on June 15, 2023.
However, four days after, the President retired Monguno as NSA and elevated Ribadu as replacement.
Following his appointment by President Bola Tinubu, the Chief of the Air Staff, CAS, Air Vice Marshal Hassan Abubakar has approved the redeployment of 98 officers of air rank.
According to a statement by NAF spokesperson, AK Famuyiwa, Prominent among the new appointees are Branch Chiefs, Air Officers Commanding, AOCs, Commandants of Tri-Service Establishments, and Nigerian Air Force institutions among others.
The newly appointed senior officers are expected to assume office not later than Monday, July 3, 2023.
Relatedly, Bashir Adeniyi, the 31st comptroller general of the Nigeria Customs Service has made a promise to leverage technology, intelligence-led operations, and effective risk management strategies focused on raising more revenue for the government.
He also promises to pursue excellence and surpass expectations that is; revenue target by ensuring the complete overhaul of the activities and processes of the service.
In his inaugural remarks, the acting CG says under his watch, the NCS will implement advanced risk management systems, integrate cutting-edge technologies, and ensure simplification of trade procedures to achieve its objectives.
Adeniyi says his administration would not tolerate indiscipline, much as it is committed to upholding fairness.