The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday said that the Muhammadu Buhari administration is not in any way overwhelmed by the various security challenges facing the country.
Recall that former President Olusegun Obasanjo had on Sunday revealed that the government of President Buhari is overwhelmed by insecurity.
Obasanjo while responding to the recent Kaduna train attack said Nigerians travellers were no longer secured on the road, in the train and at the airport
He called for concerted efforts to put an end to the insecurity in Nigeria, regretting that the Buhari administration had been overwhelmed by the situation.
Reacting, Mohammed on a TVC programme, sympathized with the families of the victims, listing out the various Federal Government’s efforts in putting an end to the security challenges in the country.
He stated that the government is fast-tracking the installation of some security gadgets on railway tracks to ensure adequate surveillance.
“The Federal Government is working toward ensuring that such incident does not reoccur.
“One of the things that the government wants to do is to fast-track the installation of a surveillance and monitoring system, not just on the Abuja-Kaduna rail track.
“But also on the Lagos-Ibadan and Warri-Itakpe rail tracks to ensure that at any given time we will be able to monitor from the control room,’’ he said.
Mohammed also said that despite the security challenges, the military and other security personnel were doing their very best and have recorded successes in their fight against terrorism.
“We must give kudos to our military; you know that we are not fighting a conventional war but terrorism, hence the need for everyone to support the security agencies so as to win over the menace.
“The Federal Government has also given the military the enabling environment to continue in the fight against terrorism and banditry,’’ he said.
The minister also assured Nigerians of the Federal Government’s commitment to ensuring that every state is completely safe and secured.