President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, called on Nigerians to put all hands on deck in other to liberate the country from those he tagged, ‘evil people’.
The president also said his administration would not relent on its oars until the battle against the Boko Haram sect is won.
Jonathan stated this during the first Sunday church service of the year at the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN) Abuja.
He said no person or group will be allowed to hold the nation to ransom, noting that it must be liberated from “evil persons” and be secured for the generations unborn.
His words, “Nobody or group can hold this country to ransom. We will collectively liberate this country from any evil person, so that we can leave behind a
Nigeria that our children and grandchildren will be proud of”, he said.
On the Boko Haram insurgency, President Jonathan said that “Boko Haram was temporary, and will surely disappear from the nation. A number of countries are facing similar challenges and some have been able to overcome it, and surely we will overcome Boko Haram. Life in the North must change; development must go to all parts of this country”.
“But let me reassure you that we will continue to work harder to improve the quality of lives of Nigerians. We are particularly committed to knowing where our challenges are, especially in some parts of the North. We are quite pleased with the measures from the outgoing President (of COCIN) and the measures of the incoming President concerning Boko Haram. We sympathize with those who have been affected by the executions,” he added.