Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is handling security across the country very well.
The Vice President said this when he hosted members of Arewa Pastors Forum for Peace at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday February 3.
Osinbajo also disclosed that “ways to beef up security” across the country was part of the discussion they had during the National Security Council meeting which was held on Thursday January 30.
In a statement released by his media aide Laolu Akande, the Vice President averred that Nigerian security agencies will be recruiting more personnel to curb security challenges in the country.
He said; “We are doing everything that needs to be done. We are handling security well, and as you know, including military deployment in diverse fields, like the Boko Haram in the Northeast.
“In fact, we have to now recruit more into the Army, and much faster than we ever did because we need men on the ground; resources also – to buy more arms, to buy more platforms.
“At the last meeting of the National Security Council that was held on Thursday, we had discussions on how to beef up the military’s platforms. How do we beef up the numbers?’ How do we recruit more men and women into the Army? How do we collaborate more with local vigilante, the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and all that? So, there is a lot going on in terms of trying to beef up security. The security situation is one that is very challenging.
“We are also looking at aspects of surveillance – how we can do more aerial surveillance using drones and electronic devices to improve surveillance.”