President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has done it best concerning the rising cases of insecurity bedeviling the nation.
He stated this today at the State House after participating in the Eid prayers with his family and aides at the forecourt of the State House, Abuja.
According to a statement by Garba Shehu, his official spokesman, the president gave assurances that his administration will provide more resources to security agencies to continue to tackle insecurity nationwide.
“Nigerians know that we have done our best. However, what is coming out of the North West and North Central is very disturbing,” Mr Buhari was quoted as saying while accessing the security situation of the country.
On the performance of the service chiefs, the president said he has always placed them on alert.
“We are making available resources to them to even do better. From the reports I am getting, they could do much better…they could do much better. But we are keeping them on the alert all the time to do their duties,” he added.
The Nigerian leader also touched the issue of corruption, most especially as it relates to the recent mismanagement of funds at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), promising that all corrupt practises of past administrations and his will be investigated and prosecuted under him.
He also warned vandals destroying oil installations to desist from doing so henceforth as residents of the area will bear the brunt much more.
“Those who are blowing pipelines and interfering with the production of petroleum products are hurting their people more than the rest of Nigerians because majority of their people are fishermen, fisherwomen and farmers. Now if they pollute the land and the waters, the fish goes into the deeper sea where the people cannot go and they cannot grow anything. They are hurting their immediate communities more than any other thing,” Buhari added.