Mr Nuhu Ribadu, the recently appointed National Security Adviser, has pledged to do his duties and live up to Nigerians’ expectations as he assumes office.
Ribadu, a former police officer, officially replaced retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno as national security adviser on Monday.
On June 15, President Bola Tinubu named Ribadu the new Special Adviser on Security.
In a tweet sent from his verified account on Sunday, Mr. Ribadu made the pledge.
He expressed his gratitude to his friends and well-wishers for their support following his recent selection as the president’s security advisor.
The former EFCC head acknowledged the “many of you—friends and well-wishers—who have sent out kind words on my appointment as the National Security Adviser (NSA) by His Excellency President @officialABAT.” “Thank you so much for the congratulations and well wishes. I’ll work hard to repay the trust that has been placed in me.
Last Monday, President Bola Tinubu named Mr. Ribadu as NSA, making him the first NSA since democratic rule was restored in 1999 who has no military experience.
His appointment put an end to rumors that the president would have thought about hiring someone who was not in the military.
Mr Ribadu, pioneer EFCC chairman, will become the third retired police officer after the late Gambo Jimeta and Ismaila Gwarzo to be appointed to the position.
The new NSA was born on November 21, 1960, and was an intelligence police operative who retired as assistant inspector general of police (AIG). He came to the national limelight as a star prosecutor at the Oputa Panel, created to investigate human rights abuses during the military era.
Mr Ribadu was later appointed chairman of the Petroleum Special Revenue Task Force before he became the pioneer EFCC chair, tasked to counter corruption and fraud in the country.