Thursday, August 29, 2013

FG: Terrorism Will Soon be Over

The federal government has again assured Nigeriansthat the war against
terrorism in the country will soon be over as the designated leaders
of the Boko Haram sect are now dead and most members in disarray.
The Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, stated this thursday in
Abuja, while playing host to the members of the National Association
of Benue Students (NUBES), Ahamadu Bello University chapter, who paid
him a courtesy visit in his office.
"The war against terror is gradually coming to an end as designated
leaders of the group have been killed or in disarray, and in a short
while terrorism,killings and bombings will be a thing of the past,"
Moro said.
While lending his voice to the calls for the Academic Staff Union of
Universities (ASUU), to suspend it strike, the minister stated that
the federal government, as a responsible government was tackling the
issue head-on and would continue to explore every avenue to bring the
strike to an end in no distant time.
He stressed that while the government was making effort to make ASUU
view the matter fromthe government point of view, he urged the
students to also appeal to ASUU in order to mellow down their demands
and end the strike.
The minister noted that he accepted the visit from NUBES despite a
short notice to make a statement that the present administration
placed high premium on youths as the leaders of tomorrow.
He said: "As indigenes of Benue State in the institution, you are an
ambassador and a symbol of Benue people because your activities will
portray the people of the state."
Moro emphasised that the problem that had bedevilled the country's
higher institutions were cultism and examination malpractices, urging
the students to desist from the two acts.
Earlier, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of NUBES, Mr. Anthony
Okoh, expressed sadness over the inability of the Benue State
Government to pay their bursary last year.
Okoh alleged that the said money was embezzled by the bursary committee.
He, however, solicited the support of the minister in their quest to
celebrate Benue Day in their school, which was last held three years
ago due to financial constraint

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