The National Security Council (NSC) is usually an executive branch governmental body responsible for coordinating policy on national security issues and advising chief executives on matters related to national security.
The Nigerian NSC is often headed by a national security advisor and staffed with senior-level officials from military, diplomatic, intelligence, law enforcement and other governmental bodies.
It would be recalled that former Military Administrator of Ogun State, Navy Commodore Kayode Olofinmoyin (rtd) was in the news after he described as unhealthy for national unity and peace a situation where nine out of the 11 members on the National Security Council are from the Northern part of the country. Well below are the photos and names of the 9 Northerners and the President who according to the constitution shall be the chairman of the council;
President Muhammadu Buhari - Chairman
1- Boss Mustapha: Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) - Member
2- Babagana Monguno: the National Security Adviser - Member
3- Bashir Magashi : Ministers of Defence - Member
4- Abubakar Malami: Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice - Member
5- Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo: The Chief of Navy Staff - Member
6- Mohammed Adamu: Inspector-General of Police - Member
7- Ahmed Rufa’i: Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) - Member
8- Yusuf Bichi: Director-General of the Directorate of State Services (DSS) - Member9- Major General Attairu Ibrahim: Nigerian Chief Of Army Staff - Member
The only southerners in the council are the Chief of Defence Staff, Maj Gen Lucky Irabor, and the Chief of Air Staff AVM Isiaka Amao.
It is the responsibility of the National Security Council to advice the president on matters relating to public security including matter relating to any organization or agency established by law for ensuring the security of the federation.
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