President Farmajo instructs National Intelligence and Security Agency head Fahad Yasin to continue serving

H.E President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, in view of the letter XRW / 314/9/2021 issued by the Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia Hon. Mohamed Hussein Roble concerning the removal of the Commander of NISA and the subsequent appointment of an Interim Commander;

When he saw; Articles 87 and 90 of the Provisional Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia which clearly confers upon the President of the Republic, the duty as the guardian and promoter of the basic tenets of the Constitution, and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces;

When he saw; Articles 97 and 100 of the FGS Provisional Constitution stating the powers of the Executive and the power of the Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia regarding dismissing the Commanders of the Security Forces, which is limited to proposing and implementing policy development activities, economy and governance,

The President of the Republic, recognizing the significance of the National Intelligence Security Agency to the stability and security of the country and its duty in countering the continuous threat of terrorism to Somalia and its international partners;

The President of the FGS in exercising his authority and responsibility to stop any action that may incite terrorist groups and hinder the reputation and role of the security agencies; Hereby announces the following;

1. The decision of the Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia, Hon. Mohamed Hussein Roble, is illegal and unconstitutional.

2. The Commander of the National Security and Intelligence Agency, Mr. Fahad Yassin Haji Dahir, is instructed to remain serving as the leader the National Security and Intelligence Agency, in accordance with the Constitution and the Presidential Decree.

3. The National Security and Intelligence Agency is instructed to submit before the National Security Council meeting the expected detailed report at the time of the first meeting of the National Security Council.

4. Finally, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia instructs the Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble and the Council of Ministers to effectively fulfill their responsibility to complete the electoral process.

 

Villa Somalia, Mogadishu, September 06, 2021.

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