We are getting somewhere on security, Buhari tells Netherlands PM



President Muhammadu Buhari, at a bilateral meeting with Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of Netherlands, in New York, .S., has assured Nigeria is dealing with terrorist elements troubling country.

Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, indicated the Buhari/Mark Rutte meeting took on Friday, on the sidelines of the 76th UN General Assembly in New York.

According to Adesina, told Rutte “We are preoccupied with security, and we are getting somewhere.”

The Nigerian leader added the -East and the -South, which were the issues in 2015, were stabilizing, while efforts had been intensified to restore calm to the -West, -Central, and other restive areas.

On the economy, the president said Nigeria took decisions to shut the borders, “eat what we grow, and curb smuggling”, noting if had not been done, “we would have been in serious trouble.

“We are lucky to have taken the decision when we did, otherwise things would have been impossible with the advent of COVID-19.”

On the spectre of military coups in West Africa, told his guest he was surprised at the attitude of those tampering with the Constitution of their countries, to stay longer in office.

He assured ECOWAS was the needful to address the developments.

Prime Minister Rutte congratulated on how he successfully leads a country of over 200 million people, wishing Nigeria greater advances. (NAN)