The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Monday said that the Muhammadu Buhari administration is not overwhelmed by the security challenges in the country.
Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria, has said insecurity in the country has overwhelmed the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. He described the security challenges facing the country as ‘a serious situation’, calling for concerted efforts by stakeholders to tackle it.
Mohammed, speaking on a TVC programme, “This Morning,” condoled with the families of the victims of a recent train attack. He cited the various Federal Government’s efforts in tackling the security challenges in the country.
According to him, the government is fast-tracking the installation of some security gadgets on railway tracks to ensure adequate surveillance.“The Federal Government is working toward ensuring that such incident does not reoccur.“One of the things that the government wants to do is to fast-track the installation of a surveillance and monitoring system, not just on the Abuja-Kaduna rail track.
“But also on the Lagos-Ibadan and Warri-Itakpe rail tracks to ensure that at any given time we will be able to monitor from the control room,’’ he said.Mohammed further said that in spite of the security challenges, the military and other security personnel were doing their best and have recorded successes in their fight against terrorism.“
We must give kudos to our military; you know that we are not fighting a conventional war but terrorism, hence the need for everyone to support the security agencies so as to win over the menace.“The Federal Government has also given the military the enabling environment to continue in the fight against terrorism and banditry,’’ he said.
The minister also assured Nigerians of the Federal Government’s commitment to ensure that every state is secured.