President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, April 6, said that no state in Nigeria is currently under the control and influence of Boko Haram insurgent group.
In a press release of the event obtained by Legit.ng, Buhari said that his administration is doing everything possible to conquer the war against terrorism in Nigeria, adding that the military has recaptured all territories held by Boko Haram in 2014 and also freed thousands of Nigerians held against their will by the insurgent group.
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While addressing the world economic forum in Jordan, Buhari said that the world has changed and asked every nation to be collaborative.
He said: “Today, I am pleased to say no territory in the Federal Republic of Nigeria is held or controlled by Boko Haram. We are extremely grateful to the many countries that have stood with Nigeria to confront this global scourge and in particular, the Kingdom of Jordan under the leadership of His Majesty, the King.
“Furthermore, our economic diversification and social inclusion policies are also yielding positive results. Our country has now returned to the path of growth. We are making gains in the ease of doing business indices. A key driver for growth is the agricultural sector where we aggressively pushed agricultural policies that empowered millions of our rural citizens."
He also spoke about the economy and how Nigerian's international partnership has helped the country create more jobs through different sectors.
In his words: “In the spirit of “Building New Platforms of Cooperation”, we partnered with the Kingdom of Morocco to domesticate fertilizer production in Nigeria and revive over two million tons of abandoned fertilizer blending plant capacity.
“The outcome is we created tens of thousands of jobs in agriculture, logistics, manufacturing and retail sectors. We are able to achieve moderate growth. But it was inclusive. Nigeria is now at a new dawn and embarking on a new development trajectory. We are determined to industrialise Nigeria leveraging our comparative advantage."
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the president delivered keynote address at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Amman Jordan on Saturday, April 6.
Buhari spoke on security, cooperation among sovereign nations, and the digital age among many things.
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