Ribadu: Mbah has Put an End to Insecurity

Nuhu Ribadu, the National Security Advisor (NSA), has praised the Governor Peter Mbah administration’s efforts to put an end insecurity in Enugu State, claiming that the administration has brought the state’s level of insecurity to a complete halt.

Governor Peter Mbah praised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for its accomplishments in combating corruption. He reaffirmed the administration’s commitment to a relentless fight against corruption and insecurity, stating that it is essential to the endeavor of elevating Enugu’s economy from $4.4 billion to $30 billion and eradicating poverty.

As the Special Guest of Honor at the EFCC Enugu Zonal Command Complex official commissioning on Tuesday, 19 December 2023, Ribadu reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to fighting corruption and insecurity nationwide, stating that the administration of President Bola Tinubu had no place for dishonest law enforcement and EFCC officials.

“We want to thank you so much for the good work you are doing, not just for Enugu State but for our country,” he remarked, addressing the Governor, Your Excellency, the landscape is evolving. Things are getting better around here and we are getting better. Of the very few who have demonstrated that it is feasible, you are one of the very few. 

In Enugu State and therefore throughout the South East, security is returning to normal. And you are leading the charge in it. We acknowledge this and appreciate the excellent work you are doing. Things are becoming better for the economy. It is evident. Insecurity is what you’re addressing. We are certain that with leaders such as yourself, the common issues, and human obstacles we have faced in the past will be history. We wish you and everyone else who is working hard to bring order back to Nigeria, our encouragement. 

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“The Governor came out boldly and bravely when we interacted with him here in June. He promised to try his hardest to bring the peace back. Because we get daily reports of activity, our records and data show that there are many instances, days, weeks, and even months where we have not documented a single act of violence, incidence of terrorism, or even kidnapping. 

In Enugu State, and therefore throughout the South East, they are drastically declining. Everything has evolved.

“Unfortunately, attacks on police stations and law enforcement personnel occurred before the election of this administration.”

“Individuals who are not even in Nigeria will sit in their comfortable homes in other countries and give commands to others telling them not to go to work or seek out their means of subsistence.” others used to obey these kinds of directives. But that’s over; it’s not happening anymore. We appreciate the Federal Government’s involvement and the leaders who have risen in the South East.

“We are grateful to the Governor of Enugu State. He performed a fantastic job. Additionally, urged this state’s citizens to back him. He’s performing admirably. We are pleased with the current state of affairs in Enugu State and, by extension, the South East.

In the course of bolstering security, he restated the Tinubu administration’s pledge to provide every Nigerian with a feeling of equality, justice, and fairness in all aspects of life.

Governor Mbah also spoke, praising security for the excellent work they had done so far in the state and stating that his administration had helped the EFCC rebuild a suitable Zonal Office in Enugu to bolster the fight against corruption and insecurity.

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To guarantee that Enugu State and Nigeria as a whole may finally put the memories of insecurity in the past, we today enjoin the security services and EFCC to continue their excellent job.

“The establishment of this agency serves as another evidence of our country’s continued commitment to battling corruption. Given the numerous, established harms that corruption causes to economic growth, this commitment is well-founded.

In light of this, he said, “It is obvious that corruption has to be reduced to the barest minimum within the State, given the administration’s goal to make Enugu one of the top three states in Nigeria in terms of GDP and achieve a zero percent rate in the poverty headcount.”

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To restore the country’s reputation, EFCC Chairman Ola Olukoyede urged his colleagues to step up and make use of all the resources and facilities available to them in the fight against corruption.

“I want to reassure His Excellency, as well as the people of Enugu State and the South East area, that scammers are not welcome anywhere in the zone with this facility.

“Much is expected of him to whom much is given. For the South East to experience the full impact of the EFCC on our development, I demand that every employee have a double commitment to the Commission’s duty,” he said.



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