The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Friday, February 5, said the country was better in security management under Goodluck Jonathan just as it called on present administration to buckle up and tackle rising insecurity in the country.
Fayemi, at a media briefing noted that with the recent appointment of new service chiefs; he was hopeful that the war would be won; especially as it tends to boost the morale of the troops on the battlefield.
The country had been engulfed in insecurity problems, through which many lives have been lost. Apart from the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, there have been banditry; kidnappings; and armed robberies in different parts of the country.
Responding to a question on insecurity and how he felt the government had fared, Fayemi said, “You could say that the situation has not improved much in the sense that Boko Haram has only been technically defeated, not effectively clamped (sic).”
When asked if he would have been comfortable with the situation of things if the APC was not in power, he said, “I was in Maiduguri last month to commiserate with the governor when those 43 farmers were killed, so you could say, yes, they are still there. It shows that a lot more could be done by our government. Our best has not been good enough; but significantly better than what transpired under the President Goodluck Jonathan administration.
“There is no question about that, but that is not comfort for victims; what victims want to see is the obliteration of these marauders and we have got to figure out whoever is going to take over from this administration. We must help the Buhari administration to finally nail the coffin of Boko Haram; before the administration leaves office. That, for me, is why I am excited by the recent changes of service chiefs.”
The Governor argued that Nigeria could have been overrun by criminals if the APC was not in power.
He also commended the President for those he appointed as service chiefs; saying with better intelligence, greater coordination with neighbouring security forces; partnership with the civilians from affected communities and the right equipment he was confident that the criminals would soon be defeated.