A leading African Social Accountability advocate, Ambassador Hamzat Lawal has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for appointing Mallam Nuhu Ribadu as the current National Security Adviser (NSA).
The commendation was contained in a statement signed by Ambassador Lawal and made available to newsmen in Lokoja on Tuesday shortly after Ribadu was upgraded from Special Adviser on Security to NSA.
He stated that the appointment demonstrates Tinubu’s commitment to strengthening the nation’s security apparatus.
Part of the statement reads:
“This unprecedented decision demonstrates President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to strengthening the nation’s security apparatus and ensuring the well-being of its citizens.
”Mallam Ribadu brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and a proven track record in the field of intelligence as an outstanding and highly respected retired police officer.
”With an extensive background in intelligence, Mallam Ribadu possesses the necessary skills to effectively navigate complex global challenges and safeguard our nation’s interests.
”I commend President Tinubu’s discerning judgment in selecting Mallam Ribadu for this position.
”Throughout his distinguished career, Ribadu has consistently demonstrated unwavering dedication, analytical insight, and a deep understanding of the evolving security landscape in Nigeria and beyond.
”Under his leadership, I am confident that a comprehensive and thoughtful approach will shape our national security policies.
”Thankfully, he has a reputation for fostering collaboration among various agencies and building strong partnerships with international allies.
”This collaborative approach will undoubtedly enhance our nation’s ability to address emerging threats, promote diplomacy, and ensure the safety of our citizens both at home and abroad.”
Amb. Lawal further stated that President Tinubu’s choice in appointing Ribadu reflects a commitment to excellence and a desire to assemble a team of the brightest minds in national security.
”I commend the President for prioritizing meritocracy and selecting individuals of impeccable integrity who will contribute positively to the nation’s security agenda,” he added.
He also tasked the President to appoint competent young people to other strategic positions to reflect the massive population of youths in the country.