A Non-Governmental Organization, Women and Youth Initiatives For Moral Awareness with it’s National Headquarters in Yola, Adamawa State has solicited for the appointment of Chief Superintendent of Police, CPS Jaafaru Yakubu Ciroma as National Security Adviser. CPS Jaafaru is the current Chief Details of the Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
In a letter titled: CPS Jaafaru Yakubu Ciroma; Nomination as National Security Adviser co-signed by the Founder/National President, Comrade G.K. Hassan and Founder/National Secretary-General, Comrade Aliyu Adam Baba was delivered to him when the executives of the NGOs visited him in Sokoto State to congratulate him over his promotion to the rank of CPS by the Nigeria Police Force.
The group added that they nominated CPS Jaafaru based on his immense contributions and deep compassionate spirit towards the development of Women and Youth in Adamawa state and the country at large.
It added that: “It seeks partnership and cooperation of the recipient in order to achieve the desired aims and objectives of peace, equity, justice and fairness to build on the core values of tolerance, honesty, transparency and integrity, accountability as well as due process in the rule of law for the people of our community, state, regional and the nation at large.”
The National Security Adviser is a senior official in the cabinet of the President of Nigeria who manages national security on behalf of the President and serves as his chief advisor on all matters that are vital to the very survival of the state. The position is a statutory member of the Presidency, National Security Council and Federal Executive Council.
The National Security Adviser is appointed by the President and does not require confirmation from the Nigerian Senate. The duties varies from administration to administration; and depends, not only on the qualities of the person appointed to the position, but also on the style and management philosophy of the incumbent President.
The position of NSA has almost become the exclusive preserve of ex-senior military officers, with one former military officer having held the position three times. Appointing ex-military officers is thus the rule rather than the exception.
Various arguments have been adduced for continuing to appoint persons of military background as NSA: one is that they are better at forestalling insurgencies, they have a better sense of military, and they potentially offer better advice on national security.