A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka, has accused former President Muhammadu Buhari of ruining Nigeria’s security architecture through nepotistic appointment of service chiefs.
Chidoka said it will take the country many years to recover from the ruins experienced during Buhari’s eight years in power.
The Anambra-born politician, a former Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps, spoke during a televised interview.
“There is a massive breakdown of security in the country. It was worsened in the eight years when former President Mohammadu Buhari was in power because of his lopsided and nepotistic appointment of service chiefs.
“He destroyed the security agencies, and I think it will take us many years to recover from the destruction.
“But beyond his era, if you go back in time, you will find that the major problem is that we have turned our security agencies into employment opportunities for the boys, our constituents, and friends.”
According to Chidoka, the top hierarchies in the police, army, and the Department of State Services are filled with “unintelligent people managing our security agencies.”