Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president has decried the state of security in Nigeria and described the situation as “undue politicization” of the security situation in the country.
Naija News understands that Buhari made this known while speaking on Tuesday, September 10, when he received promoters of the proposed African Security Leadership Summit at State House, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The President said no matter how much the revisionists try to distort history, “the records show where we were in terms of security in 2015, where we are now, and we also know where we want to be.”
Buhari boasted on the clarity of the successes his administration has achieved since he emerged as President in 2015. He said the achievements of the administration are clear, “and what remains in areas of security are also clear, despite the politicization.”
While speaking directly to the chairman of the security summit initiative, His Royal Highness, Major-General Abdullahi Bagudu Mamman, (retd), President Buhari said: “I am glad that you are well experienced, and know the implications of this high-powered conference. It will be a great test for you and members of your committee. You will be dealing with professionals in security, defence and diplomacy. We will do our best to support you.”
Major-General Mamman (retd), who is now a traditional ruler, led a team under the auspices of Global Initiative for Leadership Success (GILS), which is organizing the security summit.
“We share in the conviction of the administration to address the problems of the country. At assumption of office in 2015, parts of the country had been acquired by Boko Haram insurgents. Your seriousness and committed efforts have made us to now be able to worship in peace. Boko Haram has been truly degraded, and other forms of criminalities are being addressed,” Major-General Mamman (retd) said.