Buhari makes promises on security
President Muhammadu Buhari has given assurances on security in the country, stressing that he will not let the nation down.
Speaking at a meeting with the Northern Governors Forum led by the outgoing Chairman, Kashim Shettima of Borno State at the State House, President Buhari said the security of the country is on his mind 24 hours of the day as he gets daily and weekly situation reports.
He said he will look into recommendations of the governors to profer solutions to the situation.
The President bemoaned the ravaging effect of unchecked corruption in the past on the country’s Armed Forces, saying insecurity is the effect of mismanagement that was prevalent in the country.
President Buhari promised to increase the frequency of his meetings with security chiefs and keep updating himself.
He also expressed interest in getting reports from governors who have difficult relationships with security heads in their States.
In their presentations, the governors drew the President’s attention to specific challenges they each faced in their respective States.
They commended the Federal Government’s efforts in curbing Boko Haram terrorism and farmers/herders clashes, which they said had been dealt with.
While noting that normalcy had virtually returned to the North-East, the governors, however, warned that armed banditry was posing a dangerous threat and needed to be tackled with equal swiftness.