Do We Really Have National Security Adviser On Duty?
It has continued to beat much imagination that for the past weeks hardly a day passes without us reading in the media that so, so numbers of people have been killed in Plateau State. Just like that? One has just happened today (15/2/11) where 12 persons were killed. It has also forced the Gbong Gwom Jos to relocate from his Palace. In Akwa Ibom almost daily is reported or/and under-reported of political assassination and kidnapping, mostly in the church, with a monarch recently murdered under the circumstance. All this happening when we have a President who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and chief security of the country? We also have National Security Adviser yet no decisive action is taken against what is now turning Nigeria security into a laughing stock?
The President replaced the former National Security Adviser, General Aliyu Gusau (retired) with his kinsman, General Azazi (retired) without giving him an assistant as in the case of when Gusau was assisted by Colonel Are (retired). Azazi is no doubt performing below standard, to say the least. The Boko Haram has remained a recurring decimal; the Plateau killings remain abated. It would have been better that we did not have someone in the position as the National Security Adviser than that we have one who seems not to know how to tackle matters under his jurisdiction.
Recently, a foreign country’s female Member of Parliament informed as reported in one of our dailies that JTF members bunker and sell Nigerian crude oil. Till date no one in authority has bothered to counter that. And we say we have security in our economy. Groping has remained our bane and no one is saying anything and those who supposed to act are engrossed in politicking, confusion, nepotism and corruption.
Many believe that Nigeria needs a sincere ‘dictator’ to bring us out of the present woods before things degenerate. Secured economy, lives and properties of Nigeria and Nigerians should be uppermost in the mind of the government and we are not getting this. No one is a fool and we should understand that if the situation continues, we are sitting on cage of gun powder.
By Kenneth Dagogo, Bukuru, Jos, Plateau State