Buhari Remains Committed To Make Nigerians Safer Before He Leaves Office- Chief Of Staff
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The Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari has reiterated his principal’s commitment to tackle insecurity in country.
Gambari who spoke on Sunday at the 20th convocation lecture of the graduating cadets of regular course 69 of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna said that Nigeria will be a safer and more secure country before President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office on May 29, 2023.
Gambari stated that the President has remained committed in supplying the nation’s arm forces with the necessary and most sophisticated equipment to tackle the menace of banditry, terrorism, and other violent crimes ravaging different parts of the country.
“It is on record that he has provided the military with sophisticated equipment with which to perform their duty,” he said.
“By the end of his tenure around May next year, Nigeria will (be) a safer, more secured country than when he assumed office as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic.”
He noted that the Commander-in-Chief is more concerned about the security of Nigerians, adding that the deployment of ICT has helped the military in confronting some security challenges, while urging Nigerians to collaborate with security agencies to fight insecurity as it is a collective responsibility.
Gambari’s remarks come a day after President Buhari said his administration has taken steps to address the security challenges across the country.
In his last Independence Day Anniversary address on Saturday, Buhari said he has made “appreciable progress” in core areas of economy and security since he assumed office in May 2015.
He also identified with the pains of millions of Nigerians, assuring them that their resilience and patience would not be in vain.
“As we continue to de-escalate the security challenges that confronted us at the inception of this administration, newer forms alien to our country began to manifest especially in the areas of kidnappings, molestations/killings of innocent citizens, banditry, all of which are being addressed by our security forces.
“I share the pains Nigerians are going through and I assure you that your resilience and patience would not be in vain as this administration continues to reposition as well as strengthen the security agencies to enable them to deal with all forms of security challenges,” the President said.