Buhari urges media to report decreasing insecurity, not increasing insecurity

buhari urges media to report decreasing insecurity, not increasing insecurity
buhari urges media to report decreasing insecurity, not increasing insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has counseled the media on how to report on the country’s insecurity problems.

On Monday, October 18, in a statement titled ‘President Buhari Congratulates Muslims on Eid-el-Maulud,’ and signed by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari said the term ‘rising insecurity’ should be replaced with the “reality of declining insecurity.”

Significant progress is being achieved in the fight against insecurity, the statement said.’

The President urged Muslims to strive for “forgiveness and a closer relationship with the Prophet’s (SAW) noble life and teachings on this auspicious day. I wish you all the blessings of today on this auspicious day.

“The President utilizes the occasion to provide an overview of the enhanced operations undertaken by the Armed Forces, Police Force, and intelligence services in order to successfully address the nation’s security issues.

“He asserts that the government fully anticipates and intends for these trends to continue, and he urges the media to address the tone, substance, and standards of reporting on security and safety measures. It is past time for the prefixes “increasing insecurity” and “declining insecurity” to be replaced with “declining insecurity.”

“The President adds that greater citizen participation and collaboration, along with reenergized, dynamic, and revitalised police, security, and military leadership, is assisting the government in achieving further successes in the fight against terrorism, crime, and economic sabotage. The fact of decreasing insecurity in the nation should replace the erroneous narrative of increasing insecurity.”

“While there is still more to be done, the men and women in uniform who are assisting the country in accomplishing this objective deserve our collective gratitude and encouragement to do even more. The whole nation, as well as its mass media networks, have a responsibility in this respect.”

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