Nigerian Businessman, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, OON (MHD) has assured Nigerians, that if he is elected President in 2023, he will make their safety his number one agenda. In an exclusive interview with Zebra News, Hayatu-Deen while noting that the security of lives and properties of every citizen is sole responsibility of every government, said security goes beyond military readiness and military power. “I consider security as the basic foundation for strengthening all the pillars of development, I mean National security accommodates demands of several security aspects such as energy security, political security, economic security, cyber security, human security, food security, and environmental security. It goes beyond military readiness and military power.”
“There is a need for us as a nation to rethink all our policies and programs as a National Security importance, especially in areas such as Education, Health, Infrastructure, and National identity, while maintaining military spending to tackle existential threats. Therefore my National Security Strategy (NSS) will include a robust plan that consolidates military (hardware) and non-military (software) infrastructure in protecting every Nigerians, including economy and institutions. My administration will rely on tactics that integrate military power, economic power, political power, and diplomacy to ensure a successful implementation. This elaboration of the National Security definition introduces a different layer of complexity and challenges that demand a total repurposing of domestic policy programs to respond to a rapidly changing global landscape.” He assured.
On his first day in office, if giving the chance to serve, the Borno state born vow to declare a state of emergency in security. In his words, “A national security emergency will be declared from day one, and all Nigerians will be tasked with some level of vigilance. There will be a clear imperative to reform national security to involve more stakeholders in developing and strengthening the current security infrastructure of the country. To achieve this, all hands must be on deck, and all layers of our society must be adequately assessed and accommodated. There will be defined roles for the academia, retired security chiefs, and serving and retired governors”
“I will develop better strategies for policing our borders and have the best foreign policy officers in neighboring offices to provide offsite surveillance. The offsite officers will be incentivized and mandated to tackle and provide intelligence on the proliferation of small arms and track their channels across Africa”. Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) holder, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen is one of the leading Presidential aspirants, contesting on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. The professional banker, who has been involved in a number of extra-curricular and national assignments, is a disciplinarian, who overtime, has built a wealth of pan-Nigeria leadership experience in the tri sectors of Nigeria – Public, Private and the Non-Governmental sectors, giving him a balanced perspective and insight to Nigeria’s needs, impacting millions of people”.