The Coalition of Northern Group (CNG), on Friday commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the appointment of former Economic Financial Crime Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, as National Security Adviser.
Spokesperson of the coalition, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, made the commendation in a statement shared with journalists in Abuja.
He said CNG views this appointment as invontrovertible proof of President Tinubu’s commitment to the discharge of the vital task of providing adequate security to citizens.
Suleiman said: “The North as a whole reposes abiding faith in Malam Nuhu Ribadu’s ability to keep the trust and live up to the expectations of Mr President and the country generally.
“A square peg in a square hole, Nuhu Ribadu appropriately fits the position he is called to occupy as a universally acknowledged security expert blended in a rare quality of fortitude and strength of character.
“A man of proven integrity, honesty and experience, Ribadu doubtlessly possesses the necessary capacity, competence and moral character and courage to undertake this task of advising the President on ways to secure the citizens and the nation as well as successfully coordinate the nation’s security intelligence network.
“His appointment is significant because by now, everyone must be aware that a major hindrance to the success of the war against pervasive insecurity in the past is defense corruption.
“With a rogued, incorruptibly tested Police officer, with vast exposure and experience such as Malam Ribadu, we are sure to witness a vastly improved security environment in a very short time.
“Nuhu Ribadu’s appointment has reassured the Northern region of President Tinubu’s preparedness for governance in an inclusive national space.
“While the CNG acknowledges Mr President’s reassuring gesture to the North and congratulates Ribadu on this well-deserved appointment, we remain hopeful that the President will maintain such balance and fairness in subsequent appointments.
“We are hopeful that the President would continue to make capacity, competence and character the hallmark for all his future appointments and avoid the traps of discredited former and those who have no remaining utility value.”