President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to end insecurity in the country before the end of this year.
Buhari gave the assurance on Saturday while speaking at the 2022 Olojo festival in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
The President, represented by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, assured Nigerians that kidnapping and banditry would cease to exist before this year’s end.
He urged Nigerians to be security conscious and vigilant at all times and not leave policing the country to security operatives alone.
“It is also our responsibility as a people not to leave security of our community for security operatives alone. We must all be vigilant and escalate strange movements in our society. Government is aware of your effort to ensure unity across the country, I must assure you that all forms of insecurity bedeviling the country will be history before the end of the year”.
Buhari charged traditional institutions to tackle food scarcity in the country by influencing the young populace to go back to the farm.
“Kabiyesi, this is full culture in display, I am proud to be here and part of a rich tradition. Well, in ancient times, this festival used to be part of farming harvest, hence, urged traditional institution to impress on the populace to go back to farm. We should embrace hardwork, mix festivity with labour to be productive and efficient”, he said.