National Security Adviser Sacks 12 Directors In His Office

National Security Adviser Sacks 12 Directors In His Office

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on September 15, 2015
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The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Mongonu (retd), has sacked all the 12 directors in his office.

The NSA inherited the directors from his predecessor, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) who is currently facing charges of illegal possession of arms.

The directors were some retired senior military officers and others who were seconded from various government agencies

Gen Babagana Mongonu pictured in a meeting with service chiefs and President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock on Monday, July 13, 2015 (State House Photo)
General Babagana Mongonu pictured in a meeting with service chiefs and President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock on Monday, July 13, 2015 (State House Photo)

They were handed the letters relieving them of their services in the NSA’s office before he travelled with President Muhammadu Buhari to France on Monday, September 14, 2015.

Informed security sources disclosed that General Monguno had, last week Thursday, held a brief meeting with all the directors where he informed them of a lot of things going wrong in his office

According to the source, the issue of allowances and welfare of junior staff were not taken serious by the directors as they allegedly did not care how the personnel were faring.

He consequently directed them to prepare their handover notes within one week and hand over to their next in rank.

The NSA further directed those deployed from other agencies and are still in service to return to their formations.

The directors of the various departments sacked are; Departments of Internal Security, Defence Affairs, Communication, Economic Intelligence, Special Duties and Counter-terrorism Centre.

Others are Departments of Lawful Interception, Behavioural Analysis, Policy and Strategy, External Security, Administration and Finance and Presidential Communication Command and Control Centre.

(via Pulse NG)

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