The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has said that the security challenges facing the country will soon be a thing of the past.
Aregbesola made the assertion at the presentation of an award for the ‘best minister of the year 2022’ at the 10th edition of the Heroes of Democracy Award, Africa, that was held at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.
“Our nation is going through challenges, especially on security. These challenges are temporary and do not define us. We are defined by the greatness of the Nigerian people, in their strength, ingenuity and resilience, as exemplified by the quality of the recipients of today’s awards.
“We shall overcome all the challenges. A time is coming when we shall look at this period in retrospect and give thanks to the Most High for the stormy waters we have waded through and the triumphs we have recorded over the challenges that look so huge and gargantuan today,” the minister was quoted as saying in a statement by his media aide, Sola Fasure.
Speaking further, the minister noted that he had never really taken awards seriously, but was moved by the transparency with which the organisers came about the winners and the need to encourage others in public office to put in their best to advance the course of humanity.
“It is my sincere wish that the award will inspire young people, upcoming politicians and others who are still looking forward to fulfilment in life. I want them to know that passion, dedication and doggedness are worthy virtues to attaining success and recognition,” the minister stated.
Aregbesola further urged the youths to strive for self-development and pursuit of excellence in their quest for development and building a great nation.