The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, launched the National Crisis Management Doctrine on Friday in Abuja.
The doctrine, he said, would bridge the gap created by the extensive deployment of security services through fostering collaboration amongst Ministries, Departments, and Agencies.
According to a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari noted that the NCMD shows his regime’s renewed promise and commitment to managing the country’s crisis.
The statement is titled ‘President Buhari launches National Crisis Management Doctrine.’
Speaking at the launch, the President commended the efforts of the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (retd.), his staff and members of the working group from various responder MDAs for the remarkable work in developing the doctrine.
He described the NCMD as a significant milestone in recognising the need for collective efforts to achieve coordinated, effective, and efficient national crisis management.
“This shows the renewed promise and commitment of this administration to managing the crisis in the country,” the President said.
He recalled that at the inception of the regime, Nigeria was faced with multiple security challenges ranging from terrorism and kidnapping to armed banditry, ethnic militia attacks, oil theft, rape, gun running, and various acts emanating from violent extremism.
Buhari said, “The emergence of the Boko Haram terrorist group, as well as bandits and kidnappers in Nigeria, considerably changed the country’s security situation, leaving panic in the minds of the populace.
“These and other security challenges confronting the nation tend to stretch the deployment of our security agencies, resources and national security apparatus.