President Bola Tinubu has instructed the nation’s Security Chiefs to deal with oil theft, saying he won’t tolerate the menace.
He gave the charge to the Security Chiefs yesterday, in his first official engagement with the Heads of the nation’s security and intelligence agencies since he assumed office on Monday.
National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, disclosed this to State House correspondents after a meeting between the President and Security Chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Monguno said the President emphasised the need for coordinated efforts to combat terrorism, insurgency, banditry, oil theft, sea robbery, piracy, and other security threats.
During the two-hour meeting, President Tinubu expressed his deep appreciation for the dedication and sacrifices made by the Armed Forces, intelligence agencies, and para-military organisations in defending the country.
He paid tribute to those who lost their lives in safeguarding Nigeria’s security and acknowledged the gains achieved so far.
However, he stressed the urgency to build upon the achievements, reverse misfortunes, and restore stability to the nation. Simultaneously, he called upon the intelligence agencies to provide the required intelligence for effective operations.