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Ribadu accuses Tinubu of strategically appointing Northerners to key positions.



National Security Adviser Malam Nuhu Ribadu stated that President Bola Tinubu deliberately appointed northerners to key positions to address challenges in the region. Ribadu made this statement during a lecture on “Navigating The Maze: Addressing Multi-Dimensional Insecurity Challenges In Northern Nigeria” at Usmanu Danfordiyo University, Sokoto’s combined convocation.

Ribadu emphasized that the North faces numerous challenges, such as insecurity, out-of-school children, and a high poverty index. He noted that Tinubu values the North and aimed to address its challenges by appointing northerners to strategic positions in his government. This includes roles in security, defense, agriculture, education, health, and foreign affairs.

Ribadu urged northerners to work together for the benefit of the region and the country. He cited achievements in security, such as the elimination of bandit commanders and the rescue of thousands of kidnapped victims without payment. Ribadu highlighted the government’s success in resolving student abductions and restoring peace in the Niger Delta and eastern regions.

Tinubu’s government is adopting counterinsurgency strategies focused on winning local support, isolating insurgents, and preventing recruitment. These strategies involve community engagement, humanitarian assistance, and reconciliation programs.

Ribadu described these approaches as central to the Renewed Hope Agenda, which aims to develop infrastructure, create jobs, provide education and healthcare, and address poverty and inequality. He expressed confidence in the government’s commitment to continue its work and bring positive change to Nigeria.


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