By Amos Fofung
President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled the first Made-in-Nigeria fighting vehicle named, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP). He presented the vehicle prior to the opening ceremony of the 2019 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference in Kaduna that was proceeded by the launching of the National Security Strategy.
The security roadmap was launched at the State House, Abuja on Wednesday, a day after the President unveiled the first Made-in-Nigeria Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles by the military at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference in Kaduna.
He noted that the plethora of security challenges confronting the nation has made it expedient to come up with articulated, comprehensive and coordinated response that involves all segments of the society and all elements of the national power.
“As we continue to work towards completely ending insurgency in the north-east and laying the foundation of sustainable peace and development in the region, we are also addressing conflicts between farmers and herders, banditry and various forms of security challenges. In addition to security, economic diversification and fighting corruptions, our administration priorities for the second term include pursuing improvements in education, healthcare and agriculture.
“These priorities reflect our commitment to enhancing the social security of Nigerians as a means of improving their physical security”, he said adding.
“I’m happy to observe that the National Security Strategy reflects this thinking with emphasis on overall human security. I’m pleased also to know that the strategy emerged after a long time consultative and participatory process that elicited contributions primarily from our security, intelligence, law enforcement agencies and the armed forces.