Former President Buhari Criticized for Security Failures, Assessment of Tinubu’s New Service Chiefs

Former President Buhari Criticized for Security Failures, Assessment of Tinubu’s New Service Chiefs

…By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media. Former Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, despite his military background, faced criticism for his handling of security challenges during his eight-year tenure.

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Despite his campaign promises in 2015 to address the issue, violent attacks by Boko Haram and other criminal elements persisted.

Security experts attribute his failure to a lack of an actionable plan, stubbornness, and a rigid approach.

Assessing Tinubu’s New Service Chiefs and Security Strategy

With the recent appointment of new service chiefs by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigerians are hopeful for improved security.

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However, experts emphasize that the revamp alone does not guarantee enhanced safety and security.

They stress the need for a comprehensive review of the entire security infrastructure and the inclusion of multiple sources of advice to tackle evolving security threats effectively.

Evaluation of Tinubu’s Fairness in Service Chiefs Appointment

Regarding President Tinubu’s appointment of the new service chiefs, security experts acknowledge the competence of the officers chosen.

However, they suggest that Tinubu should interact with the service chiefs in an official capacity, setting clear key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure their output.

They advocate for a departure from emotional attachments in governance and emphasize the need for a strictly official approach.

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Retirement of Acting Inspector-General of Police Egbetokun and Prospects for Female IGP

Speculations surrounding the retirement of Acting Inspector-General of Police Egbetokun have emerged, as it is reported that he is scheduled to retire in 2024.

Security analysts support the idea of replacing the Inspector-General of Police every three to four years to facilitate fresh ideas and perspectives.

They express hope for a female Inspector-General of Police under President Tinubu’s administration and emphasize the importance of adhering to retirement timelines.

Conclusion:

Former President Buhari’s handling of security challenges during his presidency receives criticism for his failure to effectively address the issues.

With the appointment of new service chiefs by President Tinubu, there is hope for improved security.

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However, experts emphasize the need for a comprehensive review of security infrastructure and the inclusion of diverse sources of advice.

The retirement of Acting Inspector-General of Police Egbetokun and prospects for a female Inspector-General of Police under President Tinubu’s administration are also discussed.

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