The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has assured Nigerians that the country is safe with the Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
Speaking on Thursday when he received the Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti, Oba Adeola Adeniyi Ajakaiye, and his entourage at his office in Abuja on Thursday, Mohammed said the country in safe hands despite the rising insecurity affecting the country.
Mohammed, who was quoted in a statement on the ministry’s website on Thursday, asked leaders at all levels to give the people message of hope instead of making comments that can only aggravate tension in the country.
Mohammed, however, advised citizens not to listen to predictions about Nigeria because they will never come to pass.
“Talking about security, I want to use this opportunity to assure all Nigerians that despite the security challenges we are facing now, Nigeria is in safe hands. We must never succumb to the apocalyptic or doomsday predictions about our country because they won’t come to pass.
“It is also important for our leaders at all levels to give the people message of hope instead of making comments that can only aggravate tension,” he said.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
This development was announced on Thursday, 27th May 2021.
He replaces Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a military plane crash in Kaduna last Friday.
Prior to his appointment Major General Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counterterrorism Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East code-named Operation HADIN KAI.
Yahaya who is from Zamfara State is married and blessed with children. He belongs to the Regular Course 37.
The appointment has been confirmed in a statement on the official Twitter handle of the Defence Headquarters.
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