New NSA Dasuki reports for work


The new National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki, assumed duty in Abuja on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Dasuki was seen at the Presidential Villa around 4.30 p.m and held a meeting with Vice President Namadi Sambo for about 30 minutes before proceeding to the Office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Chief Mike Oghiadome.

Dasuki simply told State House correspondents: “you want to talk to me? Not now, not now.”

President Goodluck Jonathan sacked the former NSA, retired Gen. Andrew Azazi, and the Defence Minister, Dr Haliru Bello on June 22.

Dasuki was an Aide de Camp (ADC) to former military President Ibrahim Babangida.

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President Jonathan had during a media chat, explained why Azazi and Bello were relieved of their appointments.

“Government needed to change its security architecture, style of operations and personnel to meet up with the challenges of terror posed by the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram.

“If you look at the evolution of Boko Haram, they change their tactics everyday and their interest as a terrorist group is to destabilise government.

“If they do one thing and it does not work, they will do another. And you must begin to change your style, change your strategies’’, Jonathan had also said.

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