- A civil society group has praised President Muhammadu Buhari on his effort in structuring Nigeria's defence
- The group said the president has shown Nigerians his commitment to a sustained process of nation building and good governance
- The group also urged the president to identify those who have demonstrated profound commitment to his vision of Nigeria's security and entrust them with even greater tasks
A group on Friday, December 7, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts in the process of nation building and good governance.
The group, a Coalition of Civil Society for Transparency and Good Governance said the Buhari-led administration's defence strategies has ensured a sustained process of nation building in the past two years.
The coalition's national convener, Nkechi Odoma, while addressing journalists in Abuja on Friday, maintained that President Buhari through his "capable service chiefs have continued to impress it on Nigerians".
Odoma said it has become clear for everyone that the present administration means well for the Nigerian state and her citizenry in all ramifications.
She also commended the efforts of the chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, and other service chiefs for their tenacity, purposefulness and patriotism in aligning with the vision of President Buhari to curtail the activities of criminals and terrorists in the country.
Odoma said: "We would not omit to mention that aside from degrading Boko Haram as a grievous threat to Nigeria, the Nigerian Army has done even better in preventing the ascendancy of other terrorist groups like the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and extremist groups like the Niger Delta Avengers and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).
"These groups have been reported to have foreign backing so the threats the posed to the country were significant and it is remarkable that the Army was able to curtail the activities of these groups in the space of time under review in spite of the strident propaganda that they and their sponsors mounted against the Army and the COAS. Those that would have metamorphosed into bigger threats were decisively dealt with whilst the inherited terror groups have been served quit notices."
She also said the degradation of the terrorists has freed up other facets of our national life such as agriculture in the north east and commerce in the south east.
She added that he removal of these threats have positively impacted other facets of our national life to an extent that international confidence in the stability of Nigeria is reviving.
Odoma further urged the president to sustain the tempo of his achievements particularly what the army has done in turning the gun against Boko Haram and other insurgent groups in the country.
She recommended that the present administration must identify those who have demonstrated profound commitment to the President Buhari's vision of Nigeria's security and entrust them with even greater tasks.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Buhari said those tasked with administering justice on corrupt individuals are themselves complicit of corruption.
The president while speaking in Kano recently, said, he is surprised by the bid of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stage a comeback to power despite the atrocities the party committed against the country.
Buhari said the atrocities committed by the opposition party is still fresh in the minds of Nigerians.
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