President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to aggressively address the nation’s security challenges, saying things will never be the same again in 2021.
The president made the promise on Friday, while speaking on the release of the abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, at his country home in Daura, Katsina State.
He pledged never to betray the confidence reposed in him by Nigerians, saying that he was very worried about the security situation in some parts of the country.
“It is our responsibility to secure this country for all the citizens to do their businesses without any problem. We haven’t achieved that yet, but we will keep on trying
“I’ll continue to be loyal to this country. I have asked for this mandate; I got it and I must not advance any excuse for failing to perform.
“On the issue of insecurity, I’m extremely worried about it, and I hope next year, it will be different. Those among the law enforcement agencies that would remain in charge would be extremely busy,” he said.
Besides, Buhari reiterated the commitment of his administration to providing all the needed support for the security agencies to enable them to discharge their responsibilities diligently.
The president, who conceded that the efforts of the nation’s security agencies were not good enough, charged the security officials to redouble their efforts in protecting the lives and property of the citizens.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us and some of these things we may not say because I don’t want to compromise the security and efforts being put in place by the law enforcement agencies.
“But really we are accurately aware of our responsibilities. Our responsibility is to secure the country; so, we have a lot of work to do.
“The armed forces know their job; I meet them, we have security meetings from time to time, they must be very clear about my instructions, and their effort is not good enough for me
“It is our responsibility to secure this country for all the citizens to do their businesses without any problem.
“We haven’t achieved that yet, but, we will keep on trying,” he added.