Presidential Spokesperson, Femi Adesina has urged Nigerians to be thankful to his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari for combatting insecurity.
Mr Adesina claimed that in spite of the evident widespread insecurity ravaging the nation, Mr Buhari has done well in ensuring the security of lives and properties.
The presidential aide who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics programme, said in the past: “There could be five, six bombings in one day. Now, you can have two, three months with no single case of bombing. Let’s be thankful for small mercies. Any mercies we receive, let’s be thankful for it, and let’s not dwell on negatives alone.”
Asked whether his principal was winning the war against insecurity, despite the recent abductions, killings and bombings ravaging the North of Nigeria, Mr Adesina responded saying “Yes”.
“Yes, there are times, a week, two weeks even a month that you don’t have all these things happening. There was a time in the immediate past when they happened daily several times. You talked of one bombing within three or four days. There was a time in this country when bombs went off like firecrackers every day.”
“Life is taking the rough and smooth together. So, sometimes we see when things go on for days, for weeks with no negative developments, let us emphasise those ones. We have challenges but these are not the constants in the country.”
Mr Adesina also urged Nigerians to be patient and not give his principal timeline to end insecurity.
“Patience must be elastic, it’s not something that you get to a point and say patience has run out. Patience must be a continuous thing. There are certain things in which you don’t have control of all the variables. If you don’t have all the variables, you don’t then begin to give timelines. And security is not one of those things that you will give a timeline to say by this time to this time, we will achieve this.”