Don’t use inflammatory comments against govt – Minister cautions Nigerians

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Our Abuja Correspondent

The Minister of State for Defence, Bello Muhammed Matawalle has cautioned Nigerians against using inflammatory comments against the government, saying such comments are unnecessary.

According to Henshaw Ogubike, the
Director Information Press & Public Relations of the Ministry in a press statement on Friday, the Minister made this call against the backdrop of some unguarded utterances coming from some sections of the populace.

“Such comments are incisive and destructive and can exacerbate tensions and lead to violence in our beloved nation,” he said.

Matawalle said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR has the capacity and political will and he is working round the clock to see that Nigeria is better and a well secured nation.

The Minister also highlighted the various policies Tinubu’s government has put in place so far to reshape and modernize our economy and to secure lives, liberty and property of the people.

“Mr. President has given priority to the safety of citizens by equipping the Nigerian Military to function optimally while the Service Chiefs have also been charged to rebuild the capacity of the security Services”.

Speaking on the economy of the nation, Matawalle said the President understands the nexus between insecurity and poverty and that was why the government is increasing its investment in MSMEs.

“This is in addition to the 15 Million vulnerable households that will be added to the extended social safety net.

“Just few days ago, the President approved the creation of a committee that included the State Governors and Federal representatives that will explore among other things the possibility of establishing State Police that will help in check mating crimes”.

The Minister however underscored the importance of unity, stating that what affects one Nigerian ultimately affects the entire nation.

“It is imperative for us as Nigerians to embrace dialogue and understanding in addressing our differences.

“We must remember that our strength lies in our diversity, and only through unity can we overcome the challenges facing our nation,” he said.

The Minister said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is trying his best in tackling the economic challenges being experienced by Nigerians.

While acknowledging the global nature of the challenges, Matawalle reassured the public that the President and his team are tirelessly working to alleviate the burdens on the Nigerian populace.

He advised the agents of disunity to refrain from further unwarranted utterances, as such will have consequences.

Matawalle urged all citizens to prioritize peace, tolerance, and national cohesion in their words and action, as we collectively strive towards building a prosperous and harmonious Nigeria.

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