President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the insecurity and economic sabotage were on the decline because of the intense war being waged against criminals in the country by the military.
The president, who felicitated with the Muslim Ummah, Nigerians of all faiths and the followers of Islam all over the world on the occasion of the Maulud-Un-Nabiyy, the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), said, “I am delighted to send greetings of peace, unity and goodwill to the Muslim Ummah, fellow citizens and Muslims all over the world as they observe and celebrate Eid-ul- Maulud
Buhari urged Muslims to strive for “forgiveness and closeness to the noble life and teachings of the Prophet (SAW) whose birthday is being marked on this blessed day. On this auspicious occasion, I wish you all the blessings of today.”
He used the occasion to give a snapshot of the increased activities the armed forces, police, and intelligence agencies have embarked upon to effectively respond to the security challenges in the nation.
He said the government expects and intends for these trends to continue and called on the media to address the tone, content, and standards of reporting into security and safety measures. Time has come to revise the prefixes “rising insecurity” with “declining insecurity.”
Buhari concluded his message by appealing to road users to drive with care and avoid needless accidents.