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Atiku releases 7-point Agenda for National Security

Atiku releases 7-point Agenda for National Security

Atiku Abubakar, former vice president and presidential candidate of the people’s democratic party has on Monday released in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter page what his agenda for the National security of the Nation would be if he is elected as president. 

He said that he would make National security an important issue in his administration if handed the mantle to rule because he believed that a secured country would make it more successful. 

He listed his agenda in the following comments 

“#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 

“#4: 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. 

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“#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 to make them more effective.”

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