Owo Attack: Atiku Unveils National Security Seven-Point Agenda


Owo Attack: Atiku Unveils National Security Seven-Point Agenda
Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 general election, Atiku Abubakar, has on Monday, June 6 promised that national security would be the driving force of his administration.

The former Vice President said this in a series of tweets shared via his verified Twitter page, @atiku.

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The unveiling follows the tragic attack on St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, where unknown gunmen invaded the church in the early hours of Sunday, additionally leading to the death of over 30 people, mostly children and women.

Amid outcry and outrage from many Nigerians including politicians, celebrities as well as human rights organizations, Atiku today disclosed his what he called “National Security 7-point Agenda.”

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He also stated that national security will be a key policy thrust of his administration; as he believes a secured country is critical to the success of every sector of the nation.

Atiku’s National Security Seven-Point Agenda

Below are his national security seven-point agenda:

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

#3: Implementing a Special Presidential Welfare Initiative for our security personnel.

He also added:

#4: Increasing the number of security personnel to meet the security needs of over 200 million Nigerians. We shall conduct 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.

#5: Employing the tools of strategic engagement with state and non-state actors in theatres of conflict.

#6: Promoting Police-Community relations to build mutual trust and confidence as a proactive strategy for crime prevention and control.

#7: 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.


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