President Bola Tinubu, according to National Security Adviser (NSA) Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has made advancements in the security sector since taking office, but he has not made a fuss about them.
Speaking on Thursday at the 19th Annual Nigerian Editors Conference (ANEC), which is currently taking place in Uyo and has as its theme “Stimulating Economic Growth, Technological Advancement: Role of the Media,” Ribadu stated that while he wasn’t trying to point fingers, the current administration inherited a difficult time.
He promised that things will improve, pointing out that since this administration took office, there has been a decrease in both the insecurity in the South East and the militancy in the Niger Delta.
“Let me begin with the Niger Delta. When we took over, the production of crude oil was 1.1 million barrels.” Over 1.7 million barrels of crude oil are produced today.
“The Niger Delta has seen three weeks without any incidents involving security concerns. We don’t speak for the first time since 1993.
“In the South East, we no longer have a single targeted police station; when we took over last year, there were 46 attacks.
We don’t talk about the fact that no one has died as a result of the violent attack in the Southeast in the past two months. Our nation’s leaders do seem to have a slightly better understanding of the situation. Work harder, speak less.
Even if the country’s security has much improved, he said, more instability still exists, and everyone needs to work together to overcome it.
According to Ribadu, the federal government would keep up all efforts to raise public welfare and maintain openness in the way it does business.