The presidential flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubarkar has released a seven-point agenda on “National Security.” This he made known on his verified Twitter account on Monday.
He wrote that national security will be the key policy thrust of his administration while emphasizing on its importance to the success of every sector of the nation.
The presidential candidate tweets, “National security will be the key policy thrust of my administration. This is because a secured country is critical to the success of every sector of our nation. To take us to where we ought to be security-wise, this is what we will do”
He listed the seven-point agenda on national security as follows;
Ensuring the security of lives and properties and the dignity of Nigerians by restructuring and enhancing the funding of our security agencies as well as training of security personnel.
Restoring merit and professionalism in the process of recruitment, appointment and promotions enshrined in the acts establishing the security outfits and their extant rules and regulations.
implementing a special presidential welfare initiative for our security personnel.”
Increasing the number of security personnel to meet the security needs of over 200 million Nigerians. We shall conduct systematic and
Increasing the number of security personnel to meet the security needs of over 200 million Nigerians. We shall conduct a systematic and guided recruitment exercise of up to one million personnel into the police force, to combat current security challenges and meet the UN police to citizen ratio of 1:450.
Employing the tools of strategic engagement with state and non-state actors in theatres of conflict.
Promoting Police-Community relations to build mutual trust and confidence as a proactive strategy for crime prevention and control.
Streamlining the functions and operations of security outfits like the NSCDC, FRSC, among others to foster synergy, and intelligence sharing in order to make them more effective,” he wrote.
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