By Enyichukwu Enemanna
President Bola Tinubu does not make about the breakthroughs he has recorded in the security sector since his assumption of office, Nigeria’s National Security Adviser (NSA), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has declared.
Ribadu, the pioneer chairman of the anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who recently said Tinubu inherited an empty treasury upon assuming power in May further added that insecurity across Nigeria has been reduced since inception of current administration.
Banditry and kidnapping has remained a cause for worry across Nigerian states, even as Boko Haram insurgency holds swathes of land in the North East region, where Ribadu a retired police officer hails from.
“Let me start with the Niger Delta, at the time we took over, the production of crude oil was 1.1 mbd. Today, crude oil production is over 1.7 mbd.
“We have witnessed three weeks without any incident of security challenge in the Niger Delta. This is the first time since 1993, but we don’t talk.
“In the South East, when we took over last year we had 46 police stations attacked, today we don’t have one single one.
“In the last two months, not a single person had been killed through violent attack in the south east, we don’t talk. The leadership we have in our country do understand things a bit better. Work more, talk less,” Ribadu stated on Thursday while addressing participants at the ongoing 19th Annual Nigerian Editors Conference (ANEC) in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, South South Nigeria.
While urging for the support of all Nigerians to surmount other security challenges in the Africa’s largest economy, Ribadu assured that the Tinubu-led administration is committed to improving the welfare of all citizens amidst escalating cost-of-living crisis, inflation and massive unemployment.