FG tackling Boko Haram-Sambo

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Vice President Namadi Sambo has assured the Nigerian community in Tanzania that the Federal Government has  intensified efforts to check the activities of  the Boko Haram sect.

A statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by Malam Umar Sani, the vice president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media,  said such efforts  had started yielding positive results.

Sambo gave the assurance during an audience with members of the Nigerian community in Dar es Salam, Tanzania.

The statement stated that Sambo noted with satisfaction the concerted efforts of the security agencies in the fight against the terror group in the North East zone of the country.

The vice president, according to the statement, said government was particularly proud of the security agencies’ commitment to ending insurgency in the country.

He said the  Federal Government was  doing  everything possible, including cooperating with neighbouring countries, to check the insurgents.

‘‘I want to seize this opportunity to inform you that the Federal Government is doing everything to ensure that the Boko Haram menace is addressed in Nigeria and we are getting positive results.

‘‘I must say that we are very proud of our security agencies. They have been doing very well and this issue, by God’s grace, will be a thing of the past  very soon.

‘‘I want to assure you that we are doing everything possible to end this;  we are co-operating with our neighbouring countries to bring this to an end soon,’’ the statement further quoted the vice president as saying.

Sambo, who commended the good reports on Nigerians living in Tanzania, urged them to re-dedicate themselves in the true Nigerian  spirit to contribute immensely to  the growth of the economy of their host country.

‘‘In doing so, you are in many ways also contributing to the development of your fatherland.

‘‘Our determined industrious and enterprising nature is recognised all over the world. We must put to bear this God-given quality in the pursuit of our daily lives.

‘‘I am, therefore, happy to note that we have not had any negative report concerning Nigerians in Tanzania. We cannot but remind ourselves that with good image comes sacrifices,’’ he said.

The statement quoted the vice president as informing the audience of the successes of the transformation agenda of the Federal Government.

Sambo said  Nigeria’s ‎rebasing of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP)  from 1990 to 2010 resulted in the increase by 40 to 70 per cent of the GDP.

The GDP,  which was initially put at $262.6 billion by the World Bank, was increased  to $510 billion.

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