Jonathan Fires National Security Adviser & Defence Minister

Azazi President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked both his National Security Adviser and the Defence minister, Bello Haliru Mohammed.

Reuben Abati, said on Friday evening that Andrew Owoye Azazi has been “dropped and replaced by Col. Sambo Dasuki” a retired colonel. A tweet from him announced it.

The new National Security Adviser, Dasuki is Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s former ADC, Aide de Camp.

Mr. Dasuki is a Sokoto prince, a retired armoured colonel and former ADC to former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, was retired from the army by the Abacha regime in a paranoid move to drain the military of what was then perceived as the Babangida influence.

Their sacking came after a meeting of the National Security Council in Abuja.

Jonathan has been under intense pressure to fire both men over the high level of insecurity in the country, especially the Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria.

President Jonathan had summoned the emergency meeting of his security chiefs to express his dismay moments after arriving from Brazil.

According to the Minister of Police Affairs, Captain Caleb Olubolade, who spoke to State House Correspondents after the meeting, it was merely a usual security meeting with between the President and his security chiefs.

But he, however, hinted that the president expressed his displeasure with the security situation in the country, saying, “he (the President) particularly didn’t feel too well about the lost of lives. He said we need to do something proactively to stop it at all cost”.

Explaining further, he said the meeting was “a usual security meeting with the C-in-C to look at things in a comprehensive manner and see how the security agencies are fairing. It was a useful discussion on certain areas where we had problems, how to tackle them, how the security agencies can be more effective and the role the populace has to play in assisting in the war against terror.

“We had to reappraise the other measures. We had been taking before now and look at how the populace can be carried along to get more information so that peace can return to the land. We do not really have to kill Nigerians to sustain peace. The C-in-C believes that we need to talk and do what is right to ensure that we calm the nerves and ensure that this incessant bombing is minimised. It is a source of worry to all.”

  1. christie Reply

    let’s wait and see how it turns out

  2. Edward Kadala Reply

    We need character change not personel change mr president.

  3. Tboy Reply

    This isnt about sacking the NSA…That guy has been bold enough to come out and tell the world that the problem with nigeria is PDP….Since then i have awaited his sack…But truth be told, he has told the world the truth,rather than sack him. jonathan should just have had a heart to heart talk on what recommendations the guy has and they should have simply worked on it collectively….As far as i am concerned, the truth that guy told the world is the reason for his sack….

  4. Moshood Reply

    Who is foolin who?Some body they suposed to sack.ar d problem?

  5. OGUNYEMI OLAWALE Reply

    I HAVE SAID IT FROM THE ON SET THAT GEJ HAS NOTHING TO OFFER WELL MEANING NIGERIANS. GEJ DOESNT WANT TO ROCK THE BOAT AND STEP ON TOES, THAT IS WHY HE IS SACKING THE VERY BLUNT FROM HIS CABINET. LET HIM JUST FINISHED HIS 4YRS TERM AND GET OUT OF ASO ROCK. HE THAT DOES NOT ROCK THE BOAT CAN NEVER SUCCEED IN THIS POLITICAL RACE. GEJ IS COWARD AND REMEMBER COWARDS ARE AMONG THOSE THAT WILL NOT ENTER GOD’S KINGDOM.

  6. Diztinguish Reply

    mr. President I hope d sacking will yield a positive result must especially d boko haram and nt just mere politics.pls dat is wat Nigerians are looking forward 2.

  7. Rotji Reply

    Gudluck its nt da security chiefs fault. Da problem is frm u.. Gudluck have nt brought out da boko haram members in his cabinet dat he said

  8. Alabi Olufemi Reply

    Mr president. Call this boko haram and ask them what was the problem all about.dont allow this islamist people to finished your country men.

  9. Babalola Reply

    I think mr President is nt feed well in Brasil dt affect is brain,a man can say d truth dt nigeria problem is PDP boldly u now sacked him,wot of all d experiment or reseach he has carried out,it has become wasteful,we dnt av president bt madress.l congratulate u guys for nt die in serving ur father land

  10. Babalola Reply

    No need of callin boko haram,let GEJ,change all d female cabinet to another post and c wot will happen,all d most important post and control by women,wotelse,d guy has d opportunity bt dnt know how to use it

  11. kingben Reply

    Azazi has fallen victim of an unjust, corupt system again. Lick your wound a̶̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̅ enjoy your loot. Both you a̶̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̅ your Jonathan will soon become irrelevant when Nigerians Decides I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ 2015

  12. Niyi idowu Reply

    Gugluck/badluck to the masses i’m afraid you would cmplete your tenor.if nothing is done.

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