Matawalle warns Nigerians against inflammatory comments against Tinubu

Matawalle warns Nigerians against inflammatory comments against Tinubu
Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle

The warning is contained in a statement issued by the ministry’s director of information and public relations, Henshaw Ogubike, on Friday.

While calling on agents of disunity to refrain from further unwarranted utterances, Mr Ogubike said such comments would have consequences.

He said the warning is against the backdrop of some unguarded utterances coming from some sections of the populace.

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

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Mr Matawalle added that the President was working round the clock to see that Nigeria is a better and more secure nation.

He also highlighted the various policies the Tinubu government has put in place to reshape the economy and secure lives and properties of Nigerians.

According to him, the 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, Mr Matawalle said the President understands the nexus between insecurity and poverty, and that is why the government was increasing its investment in MSMEs.

“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,” he added.

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.

Furthermore, the minister said the president is trying his best in tackling the economic challenges being experienced by Nigerians.

While acknowledging the global nature of the challenges, the former governor of Zamfara State reassured the public that the president and his team are tirelessly working to alleviate the burdens on the Nigerian populace.

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