Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, said this on Wednesday while addressing journalists after the meeting of the federal executive council (FEC).
“Everybody who has an opinion is free to air such opinion and the government will weigh the opinions and take whatever decisions it believes is in the overall interest of the nation,” he said.
“Yes, it is true that some groups have been worried and concerned on whether given the state of insecurity in the country, there can’t be elections next year.
“I can assure you there will be elections because the Nigerian government will do everything possible not just to make sure there is election but to secure the country.
“I’m sure you heard yesterday from the president that the military commanders have been given everything they need and they have been given all the powers they need to bring this insurgency and banditry to an end.
“As to whether the service chiefs should resign, I think only their appointor can decide on that, but the service chiefs have been doing their best and they will continue to do so.”