He alleged that threats of sanctions and other unwholesome tactics being used to threaten and demoralise the nation’s military and security services only go to serve the interests of terrorists and further put Nigeria’s security in jeopardy.
The minister said, “The Federal Government frowns at this unbridled attempt to demoralize our security men and women as they confront the onslaught from bandits and terrorists. Nigeria did not join the ICC so it can become a pawn on the court’s chessboard.
Mohammed said despite the antics of another ‘fighting force’ against Nigeria, the country had made tremendous progress in tackling banditry and Boko Haram insurgency.
The minister also used the occasion to state that the federal government has made considerable progress in the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic through a multi-sectoral approach which has increased the number of testing centres across the nation.
From just two National Reference Laboratory for the testing of Covid-19, we now have over 100 laboratories, public and private, across all the states of the federation.”