Jonathan unveils new Nigeria security strategy

Sambo Dasuki formal National Security Adviser

The Federal Government on Thursday formally launched a New National Security Strategy document, to combat terrorism in the country.

The new strategy is already being used as the document was prepared in 2014.

In his speech the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, said the new strategy has helped the security apparatus deal with the current safe of insurgency in the country.

The public can now formally request for copies of the document from the office of the NSA.

President Goodluck Jonathan formally launched the new strategy which is contained in three different documents: National Security Strategy, Counter Terrorism Strategy and Cyber Security Plan and Strategy.

In his speech, Mr. Jonathan noted that the National Security Strategy was a wakeup call on every Nigerian to develop that “individual and collective consciousness and readiness to forestall, pre-empt, protect and defend the country against natural and man-made disasters.”

“It also demands multi-sectoral, domestic and international approaches, efforts and cooperation,” he said.

He noted that the strategy was carefully thought-out and approached security from a comprehensive perspective, leaving nothing to chance.

“Yet (it is) honest enough to accept that sometimes crime will be ahead of the law,” Mr. Jonathan said. “In the event of this happening, the plan envisages that our national character, robust spirit resourcefulness and optimism shall provide the needed succour and springboard for recovery and counter-offensive to secure victory.”

Giving an overview of the strategy, Mr. Dasuki said the document recognized that while the country would continue to focus on the persistent and evolving terrorists’ threat, it must at the same time address the full range of potential catastrophic event including man-made and natural disasters, due to their implications for national security.

The purpose of the strategy, according to him, was to guide, organize and harmonize the nation’s security policies and efforts. The strategy provides a common framework on which the entire nation should focus its efforts.

He said the strategy was required to maintain the survival of the nation through the use of economic power, diplomacy, military and political power.

“It has limitation of time and place. The issues that are so important to the security and existence of Nigeria as a nation today, may invariably change within the next few years, therefore there is the need to review any National Security Strategy document after a period of five to ten years, so as to bring it up to date with the realities of time,” the NSA said.

The National Counter Terrorism Strategy, NACTEST, is organized around five work steams, each with its key objectives and success indicators within the period of 2014 to 2016.

They include forestall – which prevents people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorists; secure -which strengthens protection capacity against terrier attacks; identify- pre-emption through detection, early warning and during that terrorist acts are properly investigated; prepare – to mitigate the impact of terrorists attacks by building resilience and redundancies to ensure continuity of business; and implement – a framework for the mobilization of coordinated cross-governmental efforts.

The National CyberSecurity Policy and Strategy sets out the strategic intent of government in mitigating the country’s cyber risk exposure by prioritizing our needs while focusing on key areas, curtailing escalation of cyber threat that at inimical to the national security posture and the Nigerian economic wellbeing.

It is a vital response elect for safe guarding the nation. It helps to enlighten the citizens on the components that are to be used to empower the nation to understand, respond and collectively deter cyber threat activities. It outlines the doctrinal framework and guiding principles for achieving Nigeria’s roadmaps through the coordinated efforts of all partners in the country.


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  • Comfortkay

    Election Propaganda that will not give you a single vote.

  • tyson

    dasuki u are a disgrace–u are fulani yet the president is being attacked by yr fulani brothers all over the place—in the north——-U are –the worst NSA in the history of Nigeria–I will fire u if I were to be in the shoes of the president–what Nigerians want is an end to the crisis—so stop Oyibonising our thoughts–with these fake ideas—designed to deceive the president–to show him u are working whereas u are sabotaging the war efforts–with yr fulani brothers

    • Intrepid

      Don’t mind him, he is the one that first came up with this self defeatist, embarrassing statement of election postponement, as if GEJ is afraid of the election holding even if it is today. GEJ is playing with fire, holding on to these two men(Dasuki and Dinosaur Gusau). All these people think is power and nothing else.

      • tyson

        Until the president sacks Dasuki and Gusua–both Fulani-s the boko haram war will never end–Have u heard Muazu make a single statement with regards to the frequent attackls on the preisdent in the North–the wrst mistake Jonathan mae was the sack of Tukur

    • Dr. Mallam Mahdi

      Hahahaha, he is trying to get his final alawi before the last fighting, anyway this is to tell you the ebo and south are nothing but babies in politics. The real enemies of Jonathan are within his government and he is there fighting Tinu, Buhari, Amaechi Okorocha etc. After 14 FeBuhari Jonathan will know how politicin is done.

  • tyson

    APC Will Chase Away Pastors Adeboye, Oritsejafor and Oyedepo when we win the Presidential election – Gov Amaechi

    • True Nigerian

      Why are you spreading lies?

  • Lemmuel Odjay

    They are now discussing national security details in beer parlours over bowls of goat head pep’soup! In search of what next to do, they have left the handwriting scrawled all over the wall. The Chadians now do the work, while we churn out policies in air conditioned rooms. What a clever way to “dodge work.” “Sambisa Is Burning Away…” Title to one of my latest tunes, and it’s copyright protected.

    • AKIKI

      ok mr aMECHI

  • tyson

    The president fell for the tricks of Dasuki–with regards to the postponement of the election ———-yet he Dasuki who sold the idea to him, could not defend it–b4 his Fulani audience-The trouble with Jonathan is that he believe so much in these Fulanis–such as Muazu–no matter what he does–they don’t want him–in Aso Rock–the only Fulani who often tries to show his love for the president is Shagaris son–the rest are pretenders–How can this man Dasuki who sacked every Niger Delta working in the Mint during his tenure as GM be faithful to the president———-How? How man times has he visited Chibok–He is always holding fake security seminars————–

    • Uzoma John

      That’s why your President as a purported PhD holder should have had a mind of his own, not to be pushed around by every Tom, Dick and Harry. Will you also blame Buhari and APC for GEJ not applying commonsense, which anyway is not common.

    • Dr. Mallam Mahdi

      HM, Sule Lamido, Babangida Aliyu, Ibrahim Shehu Shema, Isa Yuguda, Bala Muhammad, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, Adamu Mu’azu to mention but few are in every secret meeting with Jona and paradoxically working against him. Anyway is just to teach him lesson and tell the ebos and their allies what is politics and confirm that we born to lead and they are our servants. Youruba are our real brothers, confirm just look at our mode of dress.

  • It is not a document we need to fight terrorism. We need unwavering political will and genuine commitment to peace and progress of the country. This government’s attitude of “let them kill themselves” has caused Boko to develop into a monster. Any way, PDP should allow another government implement the new policy because it’s coming too late. This is what they should have done at the beginning. They wasted precious time blaming the opposition hoping this approach will win elections for them. Too late.

  • Alouche

    My friend, just go and fight these rag tag bunch and stop doing strategy till forever. What is our business with strategy? You bunch of confused and incompetent opportunists.

  • Uzoma John

    Documents don’t fight terrorism, real men do. Please let’s all come out enmass on February 14 and vote GMB and APC. God bless.

  • Dr. Mallam Mahdi

    Document ko book ni, we are talking about people dying this concubine son (dasuki) is talking about document. Lets see action not nonsense, anyway their tenure has gone.

    • fresh15

      Don’t deceive yourself for whatever price.Jonthan has the immediate solution to the problems of Nigeria not Buhari.Vote wisely.


    We cannot be divided by clueless group, we are Nigerians in the year 2015 and not 1920, please.

  • kemi

    Good job sir keep it up.

  • uzo

    with these boko haram will be defeated

  • geraldine jaja

    GEJ is putting things in place to give us the Nigeria of our dreams….we vote for this and more…we vote GEJ

  • Divine West

    All these highly tribalistic and sentimental people here saying that it is too late for GEJ, can you people show us one plan for any sector of our national life that Buhari who wants to come and perform miracle for you people has shown Nigerians? I know that you people are not happy for what is happening to Boko Haram now. I hope you people will go to cameroun and teach them how to call their President ‘FAILURE’ because Boko haram is attacking their country now. Equally go and teach them to start shouting ‘CHANGE’. Take your media propaganda there as well. Any wise Nigerian should pray for God’s intervention and not these insults here. Every part of this country are wise now okey.

  • Divine West

    That’s why this Boko Haram member are now running from, keep doing it Mr. President.

  • Divine West

    As long as it will stop this insurgency from killing innocent Nigerian, please do implement it for the safety of all.

  • Ndubuisi Chinedu

    That’s exactly what we need to stop this insurgency.

  • Bassey

    This is what i am talking about, let me see what these APC people will use to talk when President flush out this Boko Haram members

  • nafisat

    I’m proud of my president, bringing top notch innovations to the country….GEJ is my president and i urge every nigerian that loves this great country to vote for GEJ.

  • Emeka215

    #TeamTerminator #TeamRambo #TeamRobotCop #TEAMJONATHAN

  • ahmed

    GEJ is the man…for him i have voted, for him i’m voting and for him i will vote.

  • Etega

    Buhari na area boy, But Bros Jay na God father.

  • Nwaobilor

    GEJ #UpwardAndForward

    • Henry Shiwe

      Don’t worry, sooner or later people will start eating from the bins….go on GEJ, keep on looting. obasanjo left pounds exchange rate at 250 Naira, today its 298 Naira… do you guys measure development……?Go on Jonah….break it all una all go suffer

  • Enumah

    I commend the language, persuasiveness, conviction, forthrightness and clarity of Jonathan’s ambition, which are no doubt clear indication of his suave, non obstructive, honest and sincere personality.

  • ucheharpers

    bla bla bla, where are the documents? who do I get them from. The time for all these long talks is gone, boko haram has occupied a large swath of our territory since this year and have bombed mosques, bus stations and markets, so seriously what security strategy / documents are these fools talking about

    • fresh15

      Did you not hear in the news how the military dislodged Boko Haram from most of the areas captured before, the armoured tanks and other weapons recovered from them?.It is no longer about documents,actions are on to finally end Boko Haram in Nigeria.