Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Boko Haram Will Soon End - Obasanjo

Photo: Vanguard
Mutala Mohamed Airport in Nigeria

Abeokuta — Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has predicted an end for the dreaded Boko Haram sect, saying, Nigeria will soon enjoy peace and tranquility.

Obasanjo also expressed optimism that Nigeria would be ranked among the greatest countries of the world in the nearest future.

Addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, Obasanjo lamented that Nigeria' could not manage its abundant resources. .

Obasanjo who was thanking God for His mercies over the country, said despite the bombings and other dangerous activities of the sect, he believes, the country would achieve peace.

"On Boko Haram, I know we will get there very soon,"Obasanjo said.

While speaking on the alleged mismanagement the country's resources, Obasanjo said, "God has been extra generous to Nigeria, many nations of the world are not as richly endowed as the country."

He however urged Nigerian leaders to harness the country's endowments for the transformation of the nation.

"I believe good people who will be able to manage it will come, maybe later. But the earlier we are there, the better and I am sure we will be there.

"We will be there because God has been kind to us, we only need to be kind to ourselves. God will help us.

"God has been kind to us, we need to be kind to ourselves," he said.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 Vanguard. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

InFocus

Nigeria Tightens Security at Airports

Mutala Mohamed Airport in Nigeria

In order to forestall any possible attacks, President Goodluck Jonathan has directed tight security measures at the nation's airports. Read more »