Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says before the Buhari-administration came into power in 2015, insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja was so bad that people residing in the city could not sleep with their two eyes closed.
Lai said this on Friday after inspecting the venue that will be used to host UN World Tourism Organisation (UNTWO) commission for Africa meeting which will take place from June 4th to 6th at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.
But for the effort of this government mostly in the area of fighting insecurity, we won’t be hosting this meeting in Nigeria. When we were bidding to host this conference in 2016, I had to explain to them that the federal government of Nigeria was on top of the security situation in Nigeria. Four-five years ago, it would have been impossible to host this conference in Nigeria. I remember that four-five years ago, nobody in Abuja was sleeping with his or her two eyes closed. But we are very confident in holding this meeting here because of the success we have recorded in decapitating Boko Haram.” he said