BE VIGILANT, REPORT SUSPICIOUS MOVES, JONATHAN CHARGES NIGERIANS
The committees are those of the presidential awareness committee on security and civic responsibility headed by the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Lateef Adegbite, and presidential committee on the review of the reform processes in the Nigerian public service, headed by Mallam Adamu Waziri Fika.
The President stated that the setting up of the Presidential Awareness Committee on Security and Civic Responsibility was as a result of the recent disturbing scenario in the nation adding that security and stability are essential ingredient for a virile democracy.
'It is disturbing to note that security breaches as well as violence across the country are assuming a serious dimension. Some of these major security challenges which are capable of subverting the process include intra and inter political party conflicts, socio-economic agitations, ethno- religious crises civil and organized rebellions and outright criminality.'
Jonathan noted that Chapter two section 14 of Nigeria's Constitution clearly places security and welfare of the people as egies on regular basis and creating structures at the three tiers of government on how members of the society including civil society organizations can identify and deal with suspicious movements as well as potential threats to security through effective communication, planning and public awareness. Others include development of curricula incorporating information, security awareness, session to deal with issues of safety and security awareness in national institutions in the country as well as take further necessary action that will strengthen the security agencies and empower them to effectively tackle security breaches in any parts of the country.
'The challenges inherent in this assignment are enormous, but with the caliber of the membership of the committee I am convinced that you have the capacity to carry out this task,' he said. Similarly the President while also inaugurating the committee on the review of the reform processes in the Nigerian Public Service, stated the constitution of the Committee provides the government with an opportunity 'to assess where we are coming from and where we want to be including the critical steps in actualizing the Vision 202020 agenda'.