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Senior Special Assistant to President
Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina has revealed
that the president has delivered the 3 promises
he made to Nigeria when he campaigned.
Mr.
Femi told The Sun Newspaper that the president
has fufiled his mandate. He told the newspaper;
“If you are going to assess a government, or do
any king of assessment at all, you often need to
benchmark it against promises made. So, it is a
good time to ask ourselves: what were the
promises made? And how far have those
promises being fulfilled? We cannot come with a
definitive assessment of the government yet,
because it is a four-year mandate. So, we can’t
come with an assessment that is final. No! So, we
ask ourselves: what are the promises the APC
and President Muhammadu Buhari made before
they came into power? Of course, they were
three.

The campaign was on three major planks:
secure the country, fight corruption and restore
the economy. And two years down the line, I can
confidently say that those promises are being
fulfilled. The level of fulfillment will differ from
one area to the other, but, definitely, they are
promises being fulfilled. In the area of security,
we know that one major aspect of security in
this country is the war against insurgency.

There are others like the Fulani herdsmen issue,
kidnappings, armed robbery, and all that. We
knew where the Boko Haram insurgency was
when this administration came in 2015. Boko
Haram was running riot round the country.

The insurgency started in 2009 from the north-
east; it crept into the north-west, north-central,
Abuja and Kogi. From Kogi, it could have gone to
south-west; and, from south-west, it could have
gone to south-south. So, what else should be left
of the country? That was the position as at 2015
May.

Don’t forget that after the inauguration of
the president, the ferocity of bombings was
serious round the country. It was as if Boko
Haram knew a Daniel had come to judgement,
and they wanted to show him what they were
capable of doing. But, then, they saw that the
president re-equipped the military, changed the
leadership, and restored morale. And he went to
different countries seeking help in terms of
equipment, and, later, the military was in a
position to take the battle to Boko Haram, and
chased them out of north-central, north-west,
Abuja and limited them to just north-east, and
not just the north-east but three states:
Adamawa, Yobe and Borno. Soon, Adamawa and
Yobe were cleared, and Borno became the only
hotbed, and not the whole of Borno but just
within the Sambisa Forest. And by December 22,
the last camp, called Cam-Zairo (Camp Zero), of
Sambisa Forest fell to the military. So, there is a
wide difference –just like the difference between
heaven and hell –between the insurgency battle
today compared to 2015. There is a wide
difference”he said

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