NSA Assures Nigerians Of Adequate Security On May 29
Major General Babagana Monguno, the National Security Adviser, has provided assurances to the Nigerian public regarding the security arrangements for the upcoming presidential inauguration ceremony.
Speaking at a World Press Conference in Abuja, Monguno, who leads the Security, Facilities, and Intelligence Committee of the Presidential Transition Council, stated that comprehensive security measures have been implemented.
Monguno emphasized that security will be reinforced at Eagle Square, the designated venue for the May 29 presidential inauguration, as well as in its surrounding areas.
Additionally, he highlighted the implementation of stringent security measures in and around hotels to ensure the safety of both domestic and international guests visiting the Federal Capital Territory.
The National Security Adviser further emphasized the collaborative efforts of the committee, comprising members from various security agencies, in ensuring a smooth and seamless transition.
“It is perhaps the most critical of all the committees by virtue of the nature of its own task.
“That is why membership of the committee comprises representatives or heads of agencies at the highest level.
“The Chief of Defence Staff, the Inspector-General of Police, the Director General of the SSS, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency and the Governor of Kebbi State, who sits in as a representative of the incoming government,” he was quoted by NAN as saying.
Monguno further said, “Our main function and primary concern is the provision of both overt and covert security cover for all the venues where the programmes will take place.
“As well as hotels in which invited guests and dignitaries will be staying for the period up to the inauguration and immediately after.”
Regarding the movement restrictions, Major General Babagana Monguno mentioned that there will be limitations imposed on the vicinity surrounding Eagle Square. He further stated that traffic diversion will be implemented, and alternative routes will be made available for both motorists and pedestrians.
Monguno assured the Nigerian people of a peaceful inauguration and appealed to them to refrain from engaging in any activities that could potentially disrupt the nation’s tranquility.
“The committee has concluded arrangements for accreditation and issuance of tags, passes and identity documents for all security agents.
“If you have no business with security you need not be near the vicinity of the programme, especially on the inauguration day.
“We do not envisage anything that will be negative on that day, so, I urge everybody to be calm,” he said.