By Joy Gyakyor
Newly sworn in minister of defence of Muhammed Badaru has requested the nation’s service chiefs to submit a clear timeline on phasing out terrorism, banditry, kidnapping for random, farmers/herders conflict, oil theft, secessionist agitation, cultism, and other emerging violent crimes that continue to threaten the country.
The minister who stated this at his first official event of resumption in Abuja, noted that his principal President Bola Tinubu was a goal setter and an achiever.
“From now on, I will ask the service chiefs to give me a timeline and requirements on how we will begin to solve this problem of insecurity, the minister told a gathering of ministry workers.
These timelines and the targets, he said, will be passed to Mr. President, adding, “he will be monitoring us, and he doesn’t have the patience to work with lazy people. So, all our jobs are at stake, we must therefore deliver for the country, the minister told a gathering of defence ministry workers and reporters.
He said President Tinubu who is a goal setter, an achiever, and a thinker is a macro manager would be on their necks to deliver on security.
Badaru pledged to ensure that the Armed Forces of Nigeria, in collaboration with other security agencies, work in sync to rid the country of security challenges, stressing that they owe this duty to the president and Nigerians.
“As time goes on, I will engage you as individuals and groups. As we all know, without security, there would be no investment, and without investment, there would be no economic growth. Even though our food security is threatened, farmers can not farm in their farms because of insecurity in the land,” he added.