Senator Ali Ndume, Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, has said that insecurity in Nigeria is reducing with hope that it will completely be eliminated.
Ndume, representing Borno South Senatorial District, said while fielding questions from journalists in Ilorin on Friday.
He spoke after the turbaning of an All Progressives Congress national chairmanship aspirant, Malam Saliu Mustapha, as the new Turaki of Ilorin.
He said: “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.”
The former Majority Leader said the Federal Government is doing well and doing its best to tackle the challenge of insecurity.
Speaking after his turbaning, Mustapha said he was delighted to be recognised and the honour would spur him to contribute more to his community.
He thanked members of the Ilorin Emirate and the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, for the honour.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State; his deputy, Kayode Alabi; and Kogi State Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja, were among dignitaries that attended the event with display of horse ride and cultural display.