Ben Lion Heart Vanguard, a non Governmental Organisation has said that Nigeria currently need a patriot to carry out purposeful security oversight with surgical precision to ensure the safety of Nigerians and their property.
Mr Ben Willam, a retired Air Force Officer, and the organisation’s consultant said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja, adding that Lieutenant General, Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) should be considered as the country’s next Minister of Defence.
According to him, Danbazzau is the best man to supervise the Nigerian military as Minister of Defence, adding that allowing him the opportunity to serve will provide professional oversight on the country’s security.
This, he said, was because he would harnesses his military intelligence to stabilise Nigeria internally and otherwise as his antecedent commands respect from all arms of the military.
William said Danbazzau was an officer whose loyalty to the Nigerian State, Constitution and national security remained impeccable.
“Nigeria currently needed a patriot to carry out purposeful security oversight with surgical precision to ensure the safety of Nigerians and their property.
“This has consistently featured in the period of service across various commands of the former minister of interior while serving in the military,” William said.
He said Danbazzau’s positive impact in the various commands and public offices he held, remained a foot-print of reference in good and exemplary leadership.
He recalled that the former minister of interior created a situation room for the co-ordination activities of all security and public safety agencies, for a seamless response to emergencies, anywhere they may arise.
“Another foot-print was that he led the US-Nigeria Security Sector Initiatives for the reforms of the security sector in response to emergencies, defence procurements, and activities in the North-East.
“Beside these, he developed the idea of establishing the institute of domestic security for the strategic training of senior officers in the security agencies.
“For Dambazzau,national security is a critical stabilising factor for national development.
“He proposed the idea of production of passports in Nigeria rather than overseas to make passports cheaper for Nigerians and also protect the database,” he said.
He further recalled that as the Special Adviser, Strategic and Engagement during the APC presidential campaign, Danbazzau deployed his experience and contacts to engage hundreds of interest groups across the country into the pro-Tinubu campaign.
William said in the bid to promote food security, Danbazzau created the agro rangers in the Civil Defence Corps for the protection of agricultural investments for individuals, groups and institutions against attacks from bandits and other criminals.
He explained that his rise through the ranks in the army was due to his responsible disposition to each assignment and office he occupied, as all duties assigned were executed with patriotism and national defence at heart.(https://newsatlarge.ng)