President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be announcing his National Security Adviser, as Malam Nuhu Ribadu, the pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Gen.
Abdurrahman Dambazau ex-chief of army staff and the current director general of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar are major contenders jostling for the office.
The National Security Adviser is the office saddle with responsibility of the President security matters, coordinating various security agencies, providing intelligence assessments, as well formulating policies to address the nation’s security challenges.
It is the office with the mandate of coordinating all security issues and providing effective counsel to the President.
There are speculation that Tinubu may settles for Ribadu over other two contenders due to his track record on security matters and vast experience of Nigeria’s security architecture and law enforcement, despite powerful forces within the presidency lobbying for the former born Kano retired general Dambazau and Rufai.
The odds against Ribadu’s, may be his background as a former police officer, since
NSA position has traditionally been occupied by persons with military backgrounds.