The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has asked Nigerians to be thankful that bombings no longer take place in the country everyday under his principal.
Adesina stated this on Channels Television’s ‘Sunday Politics’ programme on Sunday, while reacting to the complaints by Nigerians over the rising insecurity in the country.
He said there was a time in the country when six bombs would go off in a single day but since his Buhari became President, the killings had reduced and bombings are now less frequent as was the case in the past.
“There are times, a week, two weeks, even a month that you don’t have all these things happening. There was a time in the immediate past when they happened daily several times. You talked of one bombing within three or four days. There was a time in this country when bombs went off like firecrackers every day.
“There could be five, six bombings in one day. Now, you can have two, three months, with no single case of bombing. Let’s be thankful for small mercies. Any mercies we receive, let’s be thankful for it, and let’s not dwell on negatives alone.
“Life is taking the rough and smooth together. So, sometimes we see when things go on for days, for weeks with no negative developments, let us emphasise those ones. We have challenges but these are not the constants in the country,” Adesina.
When asked if President Buhari had been able to wipe out Boko Haram like he promised during his electioneering campaigns, Adesina said:
“The President made some promises as an opposition figure and not a government official. Yes, the terrorists have been technically defeated but they are still active in certain areas on a lesser scale.”
Adesina noted the President had said last week that the security agencies could do better which means there is something he wants to see.
KanyiDaily recalls that President Buhari had expressed worry about the high rate of insecurity in the country, admitting that the efforts of his security chiefs “are not good enough”.