Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has delivered its promises made to Nigerians during 2019 general election.
Lai Mohammed made the state in part of interview with Leadership while speaking on national issues and the 2019 eletion.
According to him, he said that APC have delivered all promises made to Nigerians.
We came in and we promised we were going to fight insecurity. At that time, the major threat to the corporate existence of Nigeria was the Boko Haram insurgency and despite what anybody says, we have decimated Boko Haram.
We brought Boko Haram under complete control because when we came in on May 29, 2015, 24 local governments in the North-East, an area three times the size of Lebanon, were under the effective control of Boko Haram and what this means is that they were running the administration.
As a matter of fact, once we got to Maiduguri, that was the end of Bornu State. If you move outside, either to Kaure, Konduga or Bama, they were under the control of Boko Haram. By 2014, 2015, nobody in Abuja could sleep with their two eyes closed.
They came and attacked ThisDay headquarters with casualties, they attacked the UN headquarters, they attacked the IGP office, Nyanya park was bombed twice, they were active in Suleja, Kaduna, Sokoto, Plateau, Nasarrawa, Kogi.
As a matter of fact, there was hardly any state in the North that Boko Haram was not operating. It was nipped in the bud in Kwara.
But today there is relative peace. We have been able to recover all territories and today no single inch of Nigerian territory is under the Boko Haram control.
Yes, there have been suicide bombings. That is what terrorism is all about.
A couple of weeks ago in the US, we saw terrorist attack. About a month or two months ago, we saw what happened in Texas. Terrorists killed many children.
This is not a sign of renewed threat rather it is a sign of desperation and weakness. Look at the regularity it used to occur and now. It is all about intelligence gathering.
Yes you would talk about herdsmen-farmer clashes, was it not something we inherited. The first farmers-herders’ clash was in 1947 even before Nigeria became independent but over the years we have been able to manage it.
What has aggravated the farmers-herders’ clash today is the government’s position, its stand on fighting corruption.