The minister of information, Mallam Idris, claims that due to the increasing frequency of ethnic and religious unrest in the nation, President Bola Tinubu has made sure he has tried to stabilise the political system.
The president has put a lot of effort into managing the nation’s rich variety since he took office, Mr Idris said in a statement he signed on Tuesday to commemorate the President’s first 100 days in office.
According to him, the president sees the nation’s diversity as a strength that can be used for its overall growth.
He stated that President Tinubu has secured balance in all nominations to important government positions, including that of service chiefs from all regions of the country, in order to build the link of national unity and social peace.
The minister said, “The administration has stabilised the polity and reduced tensions associated with ethnic and religious agitations by better managing our diversity. President Tinubu believes Nigeria’s heterogeneity is a strength to harness for national development.
“To strengthen the bond of national unity and social harmony, President Tinubu ensured balance in all the appointments into key government positions including that of service chiefs from diverse parts of the country.
President Tinubu assumed office on May 29. He had promised to protect the rule of law and ensure security for the protection of lives and properties.
Amnesty International said in June that since President Bola Tinubu’s inauguration on May 29, more than 120 Nigerians had been killed by bandits and other criminals.
Acting Nigeria Director for Amnesty International Isa Sanusi described it as horrifying that gunmen had taken “at least 123 lives just a few weeks after President Bola Tinubu took office on May 29.”
“Rural communities, always bracing themselves for the next bout of violence, are facing deadly attacks by rampaging killers,” he added.
Mr Sanusi said “Protecting lives should be the utmost priority of the new government,” urging relevant authorities to take decisive steps to stop the bloodletting across the country.
However, Mr Idris stated that the President has earned the country’s respect and increased Nigeria’s reputation as Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in his first 100 days in office.
He praised the president for acting as a bulwark against military intrusion into administration, particularly in the Republic of Niger, where a democratic government was recently deposed.
“While promoting peace and political stability within the country by carrying along every segment of our country, the President also prioritises adequate information about government activities and policy direction.
“President Tinubu emerged as the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government within his 100 days in office. In this role, he has commendably raised the profile of Nigeria globally and within the West Africa sub-region, promoting the rule of law, defending constitutional order, and standing as a bulwark against military incursion into governance, especially in the Republic of Niger, where a democratic government was toppled recently.