We’ve Weakened Boko Haram –Jonathan

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said that measures taken by his administration have resulted in a significant reduction in the occurrence of terrorist attacks in the country.

Speaking while receiving the outgoing representative of the delegation of the European Union (EU) to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr. David Mac Rae, in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the president, however, said his administration would keep on doing everything possible to further enhance security in all parts of the country.

“Boko Haram is being progressively weakened, but we are not (relenting). We will continue to do everything possible to achieve greater security for all who reside within our borders.”

While stressing that there are many positive things happening in the country, Jonathan said his government would continue to do its best to correct negative perceptions about the country, such as the notion of widespread insecurity and corruption.

He welcomed the declaration by the outgoing ambassador that he had recently traveled to the Niger Delta and some Northern states and found people there going about their normal lives and businesses without fear.

He urged him to assist in correcting current misconceptions about Nigeria by taking that positive message to the European Union and the rest of the world. He commended the European Union for its past and ongoing support towards improving the electoral process in Nigeria.

Jonathan told the EU envoy that Nigeria would act to facilitate the early conclusion of a partnership agreement between ECOWAS and the European Union.

Source: Tribune

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