President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has done its best in tackling insecurity in Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement by Buhari’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Shehu said the president made the statement when he spoke to state house correspondents after observing the Eid El-Kabir prayers with his family members and close aides at the Aso villa in Abuja on Friday.
According to Buhari, his administration inherited security challenges and have worked effectively to tackle them all.
“I want Nigerians to be very conscious of their country and what we inherited when we came in 2015 was Boko Haram in the north-east and the militancy 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, I think they could do much better.
They could do much better, but we are keeping them on the alert all the time to do their duties.” the President was quoted.
“He (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’ Shehu said in a statement.
Responding to a question on the performance of the service chiefs which he recently said needed to get better, Buhari said that the military, police, and other security agencies are working hard.
“We are making available resources to them to even do better,” he assured, adding that “from the reports I am getting, they could do much better…they could do much better. But we are keeping them on the alert all the time to do their duties.”