The Federal Government has emphasized that the International community can provide more assistance to the country than they are currently giving.
This emphasis was made by the Minister of Information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Thursday when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja.
The Minister used the opportunity to appeal to world powers not to deny the Country critical platforms and weapons to fight terrorism, because of insignificant arguments.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed echoed that the country needs platforms and weapons to fight terrorists.
In his words, the Minister said – “When the International community is weighed by unsubstantial arguments to deny the country of vital platforms and weapons to fight insecurity, you cannot turn around and accuse the country of not fighting terrorism”.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed footed his claims by saying – “certain world powers have refused to even sell us certain vital weapons”
The Minister further claimed that the Country has paid for certain vital weapons, but hasn’t received them for over two years now. He added that these countries also refused to send spare parts.
“I think our appeal to them is that they should please help Nigeria to provide us with these sensitive platforms so that we can fight insecurity more effectively….”
The Minister compared the state of Insecurity in the Country with what is ongoing in other parts of the globe while lauding the efforts of the Current Administration in tackling terrorism.
He admonished citizens to compare the country’s stance pre-2015 and today if Nigerians are to access the efforts of the Federal Government in the fight against insecurity.
The Minister reminded the citizens that as of today, a lot of people have used ethnicity and religion to their advantage and to the disadvantage of others.
He believes that the country is dealing with extremely unreasonable people from various parts of the country.
The Minister said that besides aggressive means, the country has deployed tactical approaches like the economy and social intervention youth programs to tackle insecurity.