President Goodluck Jonathan has revealed the sabotage in the war against the relentless terrorists group, Boko Haram, The Nation reports.
Speaking on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, during a visit from the Creative Professionals of Nigeria led by Segun Arinze, the President revealed that internal and external sabotage is greatly responsible for the onslaught of the Boko Haram sect in the country.
He reiterated that his administration is working hard to tackle terror in the country, and expressed optimism that terrorism would soon be a thing of the past in Nigeria.
“We have challenges presently even in our infrastructure, but we are committed to expanding it be it in transportation, aviation, ports, roads and power infrastructure. One of our greatest challenges and I have to thank you for observing that one minute silence in their honour, is this security challenges. But we are working very hard, we have our frustrations, we have issues of sabotage, both internally and externally. But we are working very hard and by the grace of God we will overcome that problem,” Jonathan said.
Mr. President further stated that the artistes have been a blessing to the country as they have not only helped to boost the image of the country, but also contribute greatly to the economy.
“You are even appreciated more outside this country. And for those of us here within this period, we know the value you have been bringing to us in this country. Most of us politicians are just busy generating negative issues, everyday they talk about corruption, governance and other issues, but you are the people that pomp the positive news in the system,” he said.
Jonathan also promised that the government will continue to encourage the artistes in their various fields.
Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Nigeria Senate President, David Mark also revealed that the People Democratic Party have serious opponents going into the 2015 elections.