Uzodimma Backs Buhari To Address Security Challenges
Against the backdrop of heightened concerns about the security situation in the country, Governor Hope Uzodimma of lmo State has said that he is confident that President Muhammadu Buhari’s responsive initiative and prompt actions in beefing up the nation’s defence arsenals and reinvigorating the security services will adequately address the challenges.
Apparently in response to the worries of some stakeholders, including National Assembly members, over worsening security situation in the country, President Buhari took quick steps to reinvigorate the security services through procurement of modern arms and enhanced welfare for the troops, just as he announced plans to employ more men into the armed forces.
Uzodimma’s declaration came while responding to a question from journalists, in Abuja, at the weekend, on whether he was satisfied with the present arrangements to curtail insecurity in the country.
He, however, urged foreign nations, especially the United States of America, to support the federal government’s sustained onslaught against insurgency, by availing it of latest weapons.
Uzodimma said he believed that the renewed efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in checkmating insecurity in all its ramifications would start yielding fruits sooner than later. He noted that the recent virtual meeting the president held with the National Council of State and security chiefs was strategic in developing a collaborative template to tackle insecurity in Nigeria.
He said as a war commander, the president has been devising new ways of securing the country. According to him, through increased budgetary allocation to the armed forces, Buhari has shown commitment towards ridding the country of insurgency, banditry and other forms of criminality in the country. He urged the citizenry to support the efforts of the president by providing useful information to the troops.
The governor argued that criminals would not have easy access to targets without the help of unpatriotic elements. He noted that Nigerians must appreciate the fact that security is a collective matter and, therefore, support all measures adopted by the governme