The Federal Government has debunked recent negative reports by the United States Government on the safety of citizens in at least 20 of the 36 states of the federation.
While receiving a delegation from the Association of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said contrary to the statements by the U.S. government, every state in the country was safe. His words:
“We are in Nigeria. How can we believe the claim that 20 states in Nigeria are not safe.That is not correct. There is no state in Nigeria that is not safe today.
“Is there any week they are not killing people in the U.S., by either shooting in schools or driveways or people committing suicide or mass bombing? How many of these stories do their media celebrate? If they want to tell their people not to come to Nigeria, it is not for us to help them propagate it."