Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the Nigerian federal government has made significant progress in the the against insecurity. ayokinews.com reports
Speaking during an interview on Channels TV, Femi Adesina stated that those assessing the military success being made against insecurity under the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration, should compare the progress to that of the previous administration.
Adesina said, “Government is always a continuum. One government may do well in some areas and not do as well in some areas, and it will exit and another government will continue.
“Can you compare the security situation today, as dire as it is, with 2015? You dare not. As at 2015, yes, it was only insurgency then but the way bombs went off like firecrackers in all cities of the country, can you compare that to today?
“So, it will be disingenuous for you to say that there hadn’t been improvement in certain areas in security. There are certain areas where the delivery is high — higher than some other areas. But for anybody to say it’s a complete failure, that will not be true.
“There were three main promises and it was expanded to nine priority areas. One, we will secure the country. We met an insecure country, we went at it and there was some stability, and after a while, it exploded again and it became hydra-headed.
“Insurgency was the main problem then, but banditry, kidnapping, cultism and all sorts of things came in. So, it’s a serious issue. But the government is working at it seriously. There is progress, but some people want to mistake it for stagnancy.”