Tinubu inherited a difficult period, says Ribadu
NSA Nuhu Ribadu
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By Isaiah Eka
National Security Adviser Malam Nuhu Ribadu on Thursday said the Bola Tinubu administration has inherited a difficult period of insecurity, appealing to citizens to be patient.
He spoke on the security situation in the country during the ongoing 19th annual conference of editors from across Nigeria in Uyo.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the conference that started on Wednesday was on the topic: “Stimulating economic growth, technological progress: the role of the media.”
“It’s a difficult time, that’s the reality. We’re not condemning anyone, but it’s the truth.
“Those in power must speak the truth and tell it like it is,” he said.
Ribadu, however, said the situation would get better.
“It won’t take too long. It’s a matter of time, it will get better,” he said.
He assured that Chief Bola Tinubu’s administration was committed to tackling the challenges.
“We gave Nigeria to President Bola Tinubu to govern for us.
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“Over the last five months, I have been by his side and I have seen how things are going.
“We inherited a difficult period. We appeal for patience and understanding.
Ribadu also asked for editors’ support.
“I am appealing to you for support. We are going through difficult times. This requires all of us to come together.”
He added that Ribadu said militancy in the Niger Delta had declined dramatically
that insecurity in the Southeast geopolitical zone has been reduced since the arrival of the current administration.
“Let me start with the Niger Delta. At the time of takeover, crude oil production was 1.1 mbd. Today, crude oil production amounts to over 1.7 mbd.
“We have witnessed three weeks without any security incident in the Niger Delta. This is the first time since 1993, but we don’t talk.
“When we took power in the southeast last year, 46 police stations were attacked. Today we don’t have one.
“The leadership we have in our country now understands the situation a little better,” he said.
He said the federal government will continue to make every effort to improve the welfare of citizens and maintain transparency.