Under Buhari, security situation has changed for the better, says Lai
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the insecurity in Nigeria is not as bad as it was in 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari came into power.
According to NAN, Mohammed said this on Thursday, at a public lecture, which was part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Day anniversary.
The minister’s comments come amid attacks by gunmen in parts of the country, leading to abductions, killings and destruction of property.
Mohammed said the Buhari administration has been able to change the insecurity narrative, adding that previously inaccessible states are now accessible.
“When the administration came into office, most parts of the north-east were inaccessible due to the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists, who occupied the territory,” he said.
“Schools, finance houses, businesses were shut. The roads were inaccessible. Today, the situation has changed for the better.”
He added that as one nation, the capacity of the Nigerian armed forces is increasing and would continue to get better.
He encouraged Nigerians, especially the elite, to join in safeguarding the country, saying everyone has a role to play to restore peace to the country.
“Mr President believes that the elite will build up their exposure and their placement in the society in forging national unity and contributing to national issues,” the minister added.