Kingsley Moghalu, a Nigerian political economist and 2023 presidential aspirant reveals plans of reforming Nigeria’s security architecture, as he claims it is currently based on ethnic-religious affiliations.
Nigeria’s security architecture is currently “based on ethnic-religious affiliation and regime security versus real national security,” Mr Moghalu said.
Mr Moghalu said “Tucano jets alone won’t win the war against terrorism,” and vowed to muster the political will to secure Nigeria if elected president in 2023.
“If I become Nigeria’s president from 2023, I will secure Nigeria and the lives and property of Nigerians in the North, South, East and West of our country.”
Mr Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the central bank and presidential aspirant on the African Democratic Congress platform, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos.
He vowed to put the country’s security above ethnic or religious interests and expand the strength of the Nigerian Armed Forces by vastly increasing their numbers.
Mr Moghalu promised massive reform of the Nigeria Police in training, equipment, specialisation, intelligence capabilities, and expansion to one million men and women.
Also, he vowed to create jobs for the unemployed, and pledged to reform border security in Nigeria to protect the Nigerian territorial space more effectively.
The presidential aspirant said he would create a unified psychological and nationalistic response to terrorism while also improving intelligence gathering.