President Muhammadu Buhari has said he shares shared the pains Nigerians are experiencing as a result of the increasing of insecurity.
The president stated this on Saturday, in his October 1st Independence Day broadcast to Nigerians.
He gave citizens the assurance for the umpteenth time, that his government is committed to strengthening the security agencies to better “deal with all forms of security challenges.”
Buhari said; “As we continue to de-escalate the security challenges that confronted us at 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.
“At the inception of this administration in 2015, I provided the funding requirements of the security agencies which was also improved in my second tenure in 2019 to enable them to surmount security challenges. We will continue on this path until our efforts yield the desired results.”
Meanwhile president Buhari earlier stated that the fight against corruption has ceased to be a choice but a necessity for Africa’s prosperity.
In a statement by Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the president stated this on Friday while addressing African leaders in New York, United States.
Buhari said he is honoured and sees it as a privilege to be the president of Nigeria as he expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve as the AU Champion on anti-corruption since 2018.
He said; “As you are all aware, this will be my last official participation at the United Nations General Assembly as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I remain honoured and privileged to be the President of Nigeria for two terms and I am grateful to the African Union for making me the continental organisation’s champion on efforts to eliminate corruption nationally and continent-wide.
“This fight is a necessity and not a choice to give our citizens a better life through economic prosperity, social peace and security.”