Why Jonathan Chose Sambo Dasuki as National Security Adviser

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In settling for Sambo Dasuki as the new National  Security Adviser (NSA), President Goodluck Jonathan has tactfully put  the search for a solution to the Boko Haram menace on the laps of the   Nigerian Muslim leadership.
The position of NSA is a sensitive one usually held by very senior  military chiefs and their counterparts from the Department of State  Security (State Security Service).
Sambo is a retired army colonel who once served as Aide de Camp (ADC) to former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd). He is  the son of Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, who deposed as Sultan of Sokoto by  late military dictator, General Sani Abacha. His uncle, Alhaji Muhammad  Sa’ad Abubakar III, is the incumbent Sultan of Sokoto and head of the  Nigerian Muslim community.
Apart from being a northerner, Sambo is well connected to the  northern power blocs both by birth and by association. It is therefore  believed that he would be able to solve the Boko Haram crisis since the  terrorist group is believed to enjoy the support of the northern  leadership despite to regain political control of the control.
“Don’t also forget that Sambo is from Sokoto, which is the head of  the Caliphate and has remained a no-go area for Boko Haram,” said one  analyst.
A former Managing Director of Security Printing & Minting Company Limited, Sambo attended both American Universities, Washington DC and  George Washington University where he obtained a BA in International  Relations and MA in Security Policy Studies respectively.

He had his military training in several institutions in Nigeria and  abroad including the Nigerian Army School of Artillery, Oklahoma, US  Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth Kansas.
Sambo was last night announced as the replacement for Owoeye Azazi, a retired army general and President Jonathan’s Ijaw kinsman who took office in  October 2010 but never found a solution to the Boko Haram attacks, which have claimed over a thousand lies and put a huge question mark on  Nigeria’s unity.

Source: www.transportandbusinessexpress.com

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