President Muhammadu Buhari is fully in charge of ‘critical affairs of governance’, especially security affairs.
According to the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), there is no split, crisis or disharmony in the security architecture of the country as being speculated by haters of Nigeria, particularly the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The group said in a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, that the President has never abdicated his responsibilities as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, so there can be no room for discord in taking decisions on security matters.
It accused the PDP of latching on an in-house issue in the Presidency, which has since been resolved, to push a self-serving interest.
The opposition party just opted to twist an in-house situation to mean that ‘strange persons had been presiding over critical affairs of governance’.
“That PDP could make it seem like the President has abdicated his responsibilities and should resign is nothing but mischief taken too far.
“The President has never abdicated his duty on security matters to anyone and like Presidential spokesman Mallam Garba Shehu once said, he is working hard to keep Nigeria and Nigerians out of the harm terrorists have unleashed in the entire Sahel and Sub-Saharan.
“There is an estimated 10 million small arms and light weapons in circulation in Africa as a result of the Libyan crisis, according to a report by the office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA), out of which one million are believed to be in Nigeria.
“To curb new security challenges in the country, President Buhari has in the last three months alone held a minimum of two meetings every month with Service Chiefs and heads of security agencies, as well as a series of local and international engagements on security matters with a view to making the country more secure.
“That is not what anyone who has ceded his responsibilities to ‘strange persons’, to quote the PDP directly, would do.
“We make bold to say that President Buhari has had a hands-on approach on matters of security and will continue to do so.”
This, according to BMO, is because the President has since the outset of the administration in 2015 placed security high up on his agenda.