President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he is not oblivious of the current security situation in the country but gives himself a passmark on what has been achieved so far.
Buhari spoke in an interview he granted to State House correspondents after joining his family members and some top government officials to observe the Eid El-Kabir prayers inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The President reiterated that his regime inherited the security challenges from the previous administration, and said his regime has has done its best.
He however admitted that there is still a whole lot to be done as regards the current security challenges in the North West and North Central.
He consequently gave assurances that there will be more resources for the country’s military, police and other security agencies to deal with the unwanted security situation in some parts of the country.
The President said, “I want Nigerians to be very conscious of their country and what we inherited when we came in 2015. There was Boko Haram in the North East and the militants in the South-South. Nigerians know that we have done our best”.
“What is coming up in the North West and North Central is very disturbing indeed but I believe the military, the police, and other law enforcement agencies from the report I am getting, could do much better. We are however, keeping them on alert all the time to do their duties”.
In a statement released by Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, he stated that the President has given assurances that there would be more resources for the country’s military, police, and other security agencies to deal with the unwanted security situation in some areas of the country.
He further said that, while assessing the state of security in the country, the President has described the situation, particularly in the North West and the North Central parts of the country as “very disturbing.”
He stated that the President has given himself a passmark on security, reiterating that the President believes that much has been achieved security-wise, from the situation he inherited in 2015, he however conceeded that more still needs to be done.
The statement read, “The President said considering the security situation on ground when he came to office, ‘Nigerians know that we have done our best. However, what is coming out of the North West and the North Central is very disturbing.’