June 12: I worry over every incident in Nigeria however minor, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his concerns about the state of the country in his speech on Democracy Day, June 12, 2021 saying he worries over every incident no matter how minor.

The President’s address came as thousands of Nigerians seem ready for protests across the country over issues such as insecurity and freedom of speech.

While acknowledging that Nigeria was still on its way to become a “mature democracy”, the President said the country has witnessed and overcome, in the last two years, “a good number of testing challenges that would have destroyed other nations, especially relating to our collective security.”

“The indefatigable, can-do spirit of the Nigerian has sustained us and will keep pushing us to put these challenges behind us,” the President said.

“Unfortunately, some of these challenges came in the shape of violent outrages, leading to loss of lives of many of our dear compatriots and the destruction of some of our infrastructure, including those devoted to improving our democratic processes.”

The President offered his condolences to those who have lost their lives in such violent incidents, including serving security officials.

“Let me assure my fellow citizens,” he said, “that every incident, however minor, gives me great worry and concern. And I immediately order security agencies to swiftly but safely rescue victims and bring perpetrators to justice.”

The President added that while his administration is seeking to bring criminals to justice, it is also working to address the roots of insecurity, which he described as poverty and youth unemployment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.