22 Jun Nigerian President Bola Tinubu appoints new Security Detail
Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, three weeks after his inauguration has appointed a new security detail, a typical practice following a change in presidency in Nigeria.
On the day of his inauguration, President Tinubu promised to make security his top priority, as the country continues to suffer as a result of a 14-year-old jihadist insurgency in the northeast.
The most notable appointments were General C.G. Musa, previously in charge of the fight against the jihadist insurgency, as the new Chief of Army Staff, and Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, a former anti-corruption official, as National Security Adviser.
These roles will lead projects and initiatives to secure Nigeria, as well as the larger continent of Africa, pushing out corruption and ensuring forward momentum for the country with regard to its security developments.
The first three weeks of power for Mr Tinubu have seen a number of strategic campaigns taking fruition, particularly decisions on the first day to end fuel subsidies. He has also dismissed the head of the country’s central bank, Godwin Emefiele, who has since been arrested, following this, alongside the push for greater internal security, Mr Tinubu appointed a new anti-corruption chief.