Insurgency: Sack all appointees in security sector – Rep tells Tinubu


Abdulsamad Dasuki, a member of the House of Representatives, has asked President Bola Tinubu to sack all his appointees in the security sector because they have failed to meet the expectations of Nigerians.

Dasuki said this during the debate on a motion condemning the recent suicide bombing in Borno State. The motion was sponsored by Ahmed Jaha.

In his remarks, the lawmaker said the President appointed several northerners into the security sector so that they can take care of insecurity in the North, however, they have not been able to do that.

He stated that the country needs a scapegoat, adding that the House should urge the President to sack all his political appointees in the security sector.

“In the last year that we have been inaugurated— no one has been sacked. It is high time we hold people responsible. It is high time we find a scapegoat, which is justifiable. These guys have not lived up to expectations. The president has said that he gave these positions to northerners to defend their people. That is what he said practically.

“Every day, we have two or three security related issues. We can call on the president to sack all security political appointees. All of them have been in the position for ten months. Political appointees-security wise can go,” he said.

Some of the northern political appointees include the Minister of Defence, Mohammed Badaru, the Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, the Minister of Police, Ibrahim Gaidam, the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu and others.

Also speaking on the motion, the Chairman of the House Committee on Navy, Yusuf Gagdi, opposed the argument that the security sector was handed to northerners, stating that the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun and the Chief of Army Staff, Taoreed Lagbaja, were southerners.

Following the debate, the House resolved to condemn the bombing and asked the Committee on National Security and Intelligence to investigate the development.

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