Speaking on Thursday in his New Year nationwide broadcast, the President said the terrorists would not win the war to Islamise Nigeria, and would be routed and brought to justice.
“We will not forget; we will not look the other way. We have done a lot of painstaking planning and work to resolve the current security challenge. We will bring justice to the savage terrorists known as Boko Haram. They will be defeated,” he said.
Jonathan, who also reassured Nigerians and the international community of hisadministration’s commitment to free, fair and credible elections this year, reiterated that his commitment to free elections on the basis of “one man, one vote” remained unwavering.
He further explained to Nigerians that the 2015 budget was targeted at making the nation a non-oil economy. He said his administration would continue to lay the foundation for a vibrant economy that attracts significant Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and promote policies that would ensure economic stability.
The president paid special tributes to the nation’s armed forces and other security agencies, which have been in the vanguard in the war against terrorism and violent extremism in our country and sub-region. He also commended all Nigerians who had remained vigilant and cooperative with the security agencies in the fight against “the common enemy”.
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