National Chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd) has cautioned the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang against speaking on security matters.
Enang had stated that regional security outfit was a threat to Nigeria’s security and cautioned those planning for it to be careful as their actions and reactions could affect national integration.
However, Nkanga said yesterday in Uyo that Enang was not qualified to talk on security matters as it is outside his jurisdiction as SSA to the President.
He stated that the SSA should not be getting involved in security issues in the country but should rather operate within the preview of his duties.
The former military administrator of Akwa Ibom state said PANDEF as a forum would have replied Enang if the statement was made by persons qualified to speak on security matters.
He restated the position of PANDEF that there was need for all the regions including the South South to adopt a regional security outfit. 
“He is not qualified to talk about security issues in this country. Let him not get involved in issues that he has no right to talk about so that he does not get himself into trouble.
“He is the SSA to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and we have lots of issues, and challenges in the Niger Delta region, let him concentrate on how to resolve those challenges, let him concentrate on his area of responsibility.
“Security is a very serious matter. Only those that are qualified should be talking about it. Enang is always jumping from here to there seeking for relevance. 
“PANDEF will not give him that relevance he is seeking. We cannot reply persons that are not qualified to talk on security matters,” he stated.
Also reacting, President of Oro Youth Movement, (OYOM) Comrade Etifit Nkereuwem warned Senator Enang not to politicise security issues in the country.
He said, “Security of lives and property is a sole responsibility of government, but where government fails to give the people the needed security, and safe environment, they can look elsewhere. And OYOM supports the position of PANDEF that all the regions need regional security. 
“People cannot just continue to fold their arms while they are being killed and their property destroyed. Senator Ita Enang was talking politics but we are saying that security is not politics”.

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