Malam Nuhu Ribadu, the national security adviser, urged all Nigerians to work together to eradicate all forms of insecurity on Thursday.
Ribadu urged the populace to have patience, stating that the current government of the nation inherited a difficult period of insecurity.
He addressed the nation's security state during the 19th Annual All Nigeria Editors Conference,Uyo.
The conference, which got underway on Wednesday, had the theme "Stimulating Economic Growth, Technological Advancement: Role of the Media," according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
“It is a tough time; that is the reality. We are not condemning anyone, but that is the truth.
“Those who are in charge must say the truth and say it as it is,” he said.
But Ribadu asserted that things would improve.
“It is not going to be for too long. It is a matter of time; it will be better,” he said.
He guaranteed that the administration of Chief Bola Tinubu was dedicated to overcoming the challenges.
“We have given Nigeria to President Bola Tinubu to manage for us.
“In the last five months, I have been by his side and seen how things are.
“We inherited a tough period. We appeal for patience and understanding.
Ribadu also asked editors for their assistance.
“I appeal to you for support. We are going through tough times. It requires all of us to come together.”
According to Ribadu, since the current administration took office, there has been a significant decline in militancy in the Niger Delta, and there has also been less insecurity in the Southeast geopolitical zone.
“Let me start with the Niger Delta. At the time we took over, crude oil production stood at 1.1 mbd. Today, crude oil production is over 1.7 mbd.
“We have witnessed three weeks without any incidents of security challenges in the Niger Delta. This is the first time since 1993, but we don’t talk.
“In the South East, when we took over last year, we had 46 police stations attacked. Today, we don’t have a single one.
“The leadership we have in our country now understands things a bit better,” he said.