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Nigerian security forces performing like magicians, says CDS Musa

Nigerian security forces performing like magicians, says CDS Musa

CDS Christopher Musa

Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa has said Nigerian security forces are performing wonderfully in tackling the security challenges confronting the country, given the resources available to them.

“Most times, I look at them as magicians. This is because if you look at what you need to perform your duties, if you compare yourselves to other countries and what you have and what you are achieving, it is just a miracle,”, CDS Musa said.

He spoke yesterday during the graduation ceremony of the Senior Executive Course (SEC) 45 at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) at Kuru in Jos, the Plateau State capital, where he was the special guest.

“So, we will continue to do, and we will continue to fine-tune,” said the CDS.

CDS Musa however said the Nigerian military is poised today more than ever to make valid contributions to national development through strategic security.

“Though Nigeria is going through several challenges at the moment, the challenges are not insurmountable.

“Based on my own experience, I have realised that our challenges are man-made. Most times, you see developed economies suffering from natural disasters. It is either a hurricane or flood or whatever.

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“But for ours (Nigeria’s), God has blessed us with an area that we are immune or protected from such challenges. But then, we have the human challenges. I’m sure that if, as humans, we decide to say today, these things will be over, I’m sure God, being on our side, we will achieve that. So, we should look forward to doing that,” CDS Musa added.

Also speaking at the event, President Bola Armed Tinubu said his main desire is to ensure that Nigerians get effective good governance.

Represented by Transportation Minister Saidu Alkali, said: “As a responsible or responsive government, it is our burning desire to provide good governance at both national and sub-national level, as encapsulated in our Renewed Hope Agenda.

“I, therefore, wish to remind the National Institute that so much has gone into training. These include confidence finance, and effort from the faculty and yourselves.

“Please, do not let the nation down as much as expected from you as you return to serve the nation through your various offices.

“I use this special moment to urge you to continue in this trend, as our government is ready to give you all the necessary support to achieve on your mandate.

“I applaud you on your efforts at engaging the best brands to provide workable solutions to critical national issues, which have been useful in resolving several national issues, even in the face of limited resources.”

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