Friday, November 21, 2014

Jonathan Vows to End Boko Haram’s Ability to Capture Nigerian Territories

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said that the Federal Government as well as the Nigerian Armed Forces and security agencies are working hard to ensure that the capture any territory in Nigeria by Boko Haram ends soon.
Jonathan Vows to End Boko Haram’s Ability to Capture Nigerian Territories
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
President Jonathan who was speaking in London at the opening of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investment Council (HIIC), assured the gathering that the Armed Forces and security agencies were making steady gains in recovering areas taken by the sect.

“We are improving on security. For about a week now there have been no reports of Boko Haram seizing more territory. Rather, we are steadily pushing them back. The impression being created by sections of the media that the situation is worsening is not true. I can assure you that it will never get worse,” President Jonathan told the gathering.

The President also seized the opportunity of the occasion to call for greater support from the National Assembly for the Federal Government’s efforts to curb terrorism, insurgency and insecurity in the country.

He told members of the council headed by Baroness Lynda Chalker that he had offered himself as a candidate in Nigeria’s next presidential elections because he was convinced that with four more years in office, he would be able to further consolidate the positive national reforms initiated by his administration and take them to a point of irreversibility for the good of all Nigerians.

“As you already know, I have indicated my willingness to carry on for another four years, if I am given the opportunity, so that we can carry forward some of the reforms we have been talking about,” the President said.

In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, President Jonathan cited the expansion of transportation infrastructure, improvement of local content in Nigeria’s oil industry, more inclusive economic growth, job creation and national security which are on the agenda of the meeting as some of the areas in which his administration still hoped to achieve further improvements.
Culled from Channels Tv

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