President Muhammadu Buhari has relaunched the War Against Indiscipline (WAI) Brigade he introduced over 30 years ago when he was the then military Head of State.
At the re-introduction of the Brigade in Abuja on Monday, the President stressed that he was forced to make the same move due to insecurity, violence, kidnapping, and other forms of social vices on the rise in the country at the moment.
He explained that the role of the Brigade in civil intelligence gathering cannot be underestimated.
Announcing the development on the occasion of the National and State Commanders meeting of the Community Support Brigade, CSB, also known as WAI, the Director-General, National Orientation Agency, NOA, Dr Garba Abari said the President Buhari administration has declared the intention to relaunch the Brigade for better performance, as well as to bring its activities to the fore.
“It is great pleasure that I have the opportunity to meet with the leadership of WAI, for the first time since my assumption of office about two months ago. This meeting is meant to discuss the repositioning of the WAI Brigade in the current dispensation of change.
“I’m not only delighted with this gathering, but excited with you all for keeping faith and working tirelessly to contribute your quota to nation building as volunteers who are not being paid for over 3 decades. So, I salute your patriotic efforts, indeed, Nigeria salutes your patriotism,” Abari said.