FG Addressing Economic, Security Challenges – Minister

Alhaji Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, has emphasized the Federal Government's commitment to tackling the security and economic challenges confronting the nation.
Alhaji Mohammed Idris
Alhaji Mohammed Idrisgoogle

In a Sunday statement issued in Abuja, Idris explained that the government is not underestimating the prevailing situation experienced by Nigerians.

He highlighted that the administration is cognizant of its obligations and responsibilities to all Nigerians, regardless of any distinctions.

Idris affirmed, "We are aware of our duties and responsibilities to all Nigerians."

“In the area of security, all threats are being boldly confronted. We are taking the fight to the criminals’ dens, with promising results. Within the last week, several bandits, kidnappers, and militants have been neutralised or arrested.

“The resurgent crisis in Plateau is indeed highly regrettable, and we assure you that all perpetrators of violence there and everywhere else in the country are being brought to book.

“Justice will be done, and peace will be restored in all affected communities. We salute the gallantry of security and intelligence agencies that are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that we are safe in our homes and highways and that criminals have no breathing space.

“Regarding the economy, all relevant Ministries and Agencies of the Federal Government are working in a coordinated fashion to bring down inflation, stabilise foreign exchange rates, and create a truly enabling environment for business and investment,” Idris said.

The Minister said non-kinetic measures are being taken to curtail these challenges, such as the Students’ Loan Scheme, the Presidential Initiative on CNG, and various low-interest loan schemes for businesses.

“Even as we tackle our challenges with urgency and dedication, it is also necessary to remind all Nigerians of the need to resist all forces and narratives of misinformation and division.

“For example, it is not true that the relocation to Lagos of the Headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and of certain departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) are political moves aimed at marginalising a section of the country.

“These allegations are unfounded; instead, these are pragmatic administrative steps to improve operational efficiency and reduce operating costs.

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