Nigerians React As Lai Mohammed Says ‘Worst of Insecurity Is Over’

Nigerians React As Lai Mohammed Says ‘Worst of Insecurity Is Over’

  • The issue of chronic insecurity in Nigeria is now a thing of the past according to Lai Mohammed in a press briefing
  • According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari's administration has been able to reduce the incidents of insecurity
  • However, his position has not gone down well with some Nigerians who claimed the minister is not being honest

Nigerians can now sleep with their two eyes closed if the words of Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture are to be believed.

According to the minister, while addressing journalists in Abuja, the worst of the security challenges facing Nigeria is over, The Cable reports.

He added that bandits and terrorists would never “hold sway in our country”.

Lai Mohammed says insecurity is over
Lai Mohammed says the worst of the security challenges facing Nigeria is over. Photo credit: Min of information and culture

Going further, he said that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has been able to reduce the incidents of insecurity, adding that there might still be cases — but not on the scale witnessed by Nigerians in the past, The Guardian added.

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However, many Nigerians are not happy with the minister's assertion as they claimed that he is being economical with the truth. Reaction on social media, they asked Mohammed not to deceive them with his words.

Onuoha Victor Chibuike wrote:

"Which insecurity is over, just that no money again for both the Bandits and Kidnappers to collect from people, that is why they are slowing down."

Adeola Oguntola:

Lies, lies, lies, government is not just sincere. With the rate of insecurity still on and they are telling us that it is over. Only on Saturday, the whole passengers in a bus from Benin to Owo were kidnapped. Many robbery incidents in the nation and you are here giving us zobo."

Adebowale Kemisola:

This is a blatant lie. Just few days ago, bandits ransacked Zamfara mosque and abducted worshipers. They now use the abductors as free labour on millet farmland. The government at the Federal level is not being sincere with this issue of insecurity, they need to stop misleading Nigerians. APC administration and lies are inseparable."

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Chukwuka Odoh:

"If it was someone else that said it, I will feel bad but this man, we all know him very well. Lie on."

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Fake news and misinformation had been listed as the key contributors to the growing insecurity across Nigeria.

This was disclosed by the minister of information, culture and tourism, Lai Mohammed on Tuesday, August 23.

According to the minister, it is satisfactory that many CSOs have joined the campaign against fake news and misinformation.

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