The President said the ongoing military operations in the North-East have already recorded huge success, stressing that he is determined to hand over a terrorist-free Nigeria on May 29.
President Goodluck Jonathan has assured that he will ensure that Nigeria is completely rid of terrorists before the May 29 handing over.
He said this in Abuja on Thursday, April 30, while a delegation of Heads of Customs from the West and Central African Region of the World Customs Organisation, led by the Secretary-General of the organisation, Kunio Mikuriya.
Jonathan said the ongoing military operations in the North-East have already recorded huge success, stressing that he is determined to hand over a terrorist-free Nigeria on May 29.
“We can now say two states are completely free from terrorist control, while in the third state, it is only in one Local Government Area that they are still present; that is in the Sambisa Forest,” he said.
Commenting on his decision to concede defeat in the March 28 Presidential election, Jonathan said Nigeria’s progress is the ultimate motivation.
He said, “Our elections should be about where Nigeria is going. If Nigeria is moving forward, it is for the good of all Nigerians. My children and grandchildren will live and grow in this country and contribute to it.
“I always tell my colleagues to leave office when their time is up. We are trying to encourage African leaders not to remain in power as kings until death.”