Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of expediency, review the leadership of security agencies of the country.
The governor spoke during the opening ceremony of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Sokoto Saturday.
Tambuwal expressed deep concern with the prevailing security situation across Nigeria and advocated for the review of the country’s security architecture, as well as the operational strategies of the security agencies.
“We must not pretend that all is well. The Federal government must call a spade a spade. Mr president should do something about security of this country. He should heed the appeal of Nigerians and review the leadership of security agencies of the country. The security architecture of this country must be reviewed.
“There is the justification for state police, without which there is minimal governors can do in their various states to tame the rising insecurity. Governors should be having some measure of control of security agencies,” Tambuwal stressed.
He said that when Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state spoke to the effect that he was no longer the Chief security officer of the state, “he rather said so because of the seeming overwhelming insecurity situation in the state.”
Tambuwal underscored the crucial role Journalists had played in the nation’s pre-independence struggles, as well as in entrenching democracy in Nigeria..
The President of NUJ, Abdulwaheed Odusile said that the NEC meeting was to brainstorm on the prevailing issues affecting the Union, its members and Nigeria with a view to proffer plausible solutions.
Odusile also commended the state government for being media – friendly and promised the members would continue to operate objectively and in line with national interests.