I will silence critics – Defense minister, Matawalle

Minister of State for Defence, Mohammed Bello Matawalle has said he is determined to silence his critics and demonstrate capacity in his new role.

The Zamfara State former Governor said that he was very resolute in his confidence to handle the responsibilities effectively.

During a reception organized in his honor in Abuja, Matawalle told his critics that, “I have been hearing some people saying my brother Badaru (Minister of Defence) and I do not have the capacity to serve as ministers of defence; these people do not even understand what security is.

“Therefore, this is not where the problem is; what matters most is one’s determination, courage, and opportunity.”

He emphasized his track record as the former Governor of Zamfara State, where he successfully implemented measures to enhance security.

“All measures I took to curb the security problems in Zamfara State, I have to do it first and other governors followed suit. This is because I have a strong understanding of security matters,” he asserted.

The former Governor assured the people of Zamfara that he would not disappoint them in his new role.

“In the past, we were asking for help. But now, we are in a position to help others,” he said.

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