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Buhari restates commitment to address security challenges

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Buhari restates commitment to address security challenges

By Emmanuel Mogbede

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration will not rest until the current security problems in the country are resolved.

Buhari, represented by Minister of Science and Technology Dr Ogbonayan Onu, said this during the public presentation of a book: “Standing Strong”, written by former Senate Speaker Ken Nnamani in Abuja.

“We are therefore reviewing our strategies to continuously degrade the capabilities of all criminal elements in the country,” he said.

He said the government was creating strategic cooperation between military and para-military formations to work together to tackle crimes and criminal activity in the country.

Buhari said adequate resources have been deployed to build the military’s capacity for enhanced operations.

He commended the Nigerian armed forces and other security agencies for their efforts in combating crime and criminality in the country.

He stressed that the fight against insecurity must be won, saying Nigeria must be peaceful and Nigerians must live and feel secure.

The President congratulated the author of the book for his efforts.

“It is a pleasure that he put the experience he acquired as President of the Senate and President of the National Assembly to the benefit of others.

“The book will be very useful for those who want to study the problems that the country experienced at this time in its history,” he said.

Buhari said there is no nation on earth without a problem.

“Nigeria’s challenges are not insurmountable,” he said.

He said his administration completed projects abandoned by previous administrations and embarked on infrastructure development across the country, including the construction of railways and roads.

Additionally, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said that Nnamani’s lack of desperation sets him apart from politicians across the country.

He said Nnamani had a desire to serve but was not desperate for power, adding that the book’s launch marked the start of another life for him.

Earlier, Nnamani said, “Today is about the truth and a book that comes from it.

“I present to Nigerians and African leaders the simple truth that for democracy, political stability and economic development to thrive on the continent, we must strive to maintain due process. “

He said due process was at the heart of the rule of law and democracy.

“In 2007, this principle prevented a possible truncation of democracy. Because we stood firm on due process, the attempt to extend the presidency of former President Olusegun Obasanjo beyond the constitutional limit failed.

“It has been said that each generation must find that its mission has fulfilled or betrayed it.

“Let me suggest that at this point in our history, our mission in Nigeria is to strengthen the institutions of democracy and ensure that democratic gains are not lost in an ugly power struggle,” a- he declared.

Nnamani said the book was also to challenge politicians to never give up the responsibility of protecting due process for the survival of democracy.

“Our democracy was put to the test in 2006, it passed. It was tested again in 2015 and passed. This culminated with the presidency of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The crucial test of 2015 will not have been, if we failed the 2006 test. The 2006 test was a test of whether leaders will overcome fear and strongman politics to strengthen democracy by respecting due process, ”he said.

Source: NAN

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