Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says insecurity is reducing in the country.
Ndume spoke on Friday with journalists after the turbaning of Saliu Mustapha, an aspirant for the position of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairmanship position, as the new Turaki of Ilorin.
The senator expressed hope that the security challenges facing the country will be completely eliminated.
“Insecurity is going down; it is not eliminated. Normally, this kind of a thing is not something that you will just say it is all over,” he said.
The former senate majority leader also said the federal government is “doing well” and “doing its best” to tackle the security challenges affecting the country.
Also speaking after his turbaning, Mustapha said he was delighted to be recognised, adding that the honour would spur him to contribute more to his community.
He thanked members of the Ilorin emirate and Ibrahim Gambari, Emir of Ilorin, for the honour.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, governor of Kwara; Kayode Alabi, his deputy, and Edward Onoja, deputy governor of Kogi state, were among the dignitaries that attended the event.