Insecurity has reduced under Tinubu – Defence minister

Minister of Defence, Mohammed Badaru, says the security situation of the country has improved since President Bola Tinubu took over office.

Badaru stated this in Sokoto while addressing troops of the Nigerian Army’s 8-Division on Friday.

Badaru restated the president’s directive to the cabinet to prioritize national security.

“Considering the team assembled, we have a highly cooperative and effective collaboration among the Chief Security Advisor, Service Chiefs, and other security agencies,” the defence minister said.

“The level of cooperation has been unprecedented, resulting in significant progress in addressing security challenges,” Badaru remarked.”

Badaru assured the troops that with the requisite equipment, determination, courage, and collaboration, the prevailing security challenges would soon be overcome.

The minister expressed gratitude to the troops for their unwavering commitment to safeguarding the nation.

He assured them of the government’s dedication to ensuring their welfare and that of their families.

Earlier, during a courtesy visit to the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, the minister highlighted the government’s engagement efforts to bolster the troops’ effectiveness in tackling security challenges.

“Your Eminence, we seek your blessings and guidance to advance our commitment to addressing security challenges, particularly in the North West,” he added.

The sultan commended the government and security agencies for their persistent efforts in addressing security challenges, urging for sustained commitment.

“While there are security challenges in Nigeria, we are witnessing substantial progress and dedication towards resolving them.

“Our gallant security forces deserve our encouragement and support,” the Sultan affirmed.

Abubakar praised the appointment of Badaru to head the Defence Ministry, describing it as ‘fitting and well-deserved’.

During a courtesy visit to Governor Ahmed Aliyu, the minister expressed appreciation for the Sokoto State Government’s support to the security agencies in the state.

In response, Aliyu, represented by his Deputy Alhaji Idris Gobir, restated the state government’s commitment to ensuring comprehensive security.

He emphasised that security was paramount in the nine-point agenda of his administration, pledging full government’s support to succeed in the endeavor.

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