Amidst the prevailing security challenges in the country, Nuhu Ribadu, the National Security Adviser (NSA), has called on Nigerians to exercise patience with the government led by President Bola Tinubu.
Nuhu Ribadu, a former EFCC Chairman retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, acknowledged the difficult circumstances inherited by the new administration when it assumed office on May 29.
Addressing the audience at the 19th Annual Nigerian Editors Conference in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, Ribadu emphasized the need for understanding and patience. He stressed that the cooperation of all citizens is essential to help the Federal Government address and eliminate various forms of insecurity in the country.
Speaking on the conference theme, ‘Stimulating Economic Growth, Technological Advancement: Role of the Media,’ Ribadu urged leaders to acknowledge the challenging times and convey the truth to the public. While acknowledging some improvements in the nation’s security situation, he underscored the collective responsibility of all stakeholders to overcome the existing security challenges.
“As a National Security Adviser, my focus is on national security. We have entrusted Nigeria to President Bola Tinubu for management. In the five months since assuming office, I have closely observed the evolution of the situation, and although we faced challenges at the beginning, the direction we are heading seems promising,” Ribadu concluded.