Member representing Bama/Ngala/kala-Balge federal constituency of Borno State at the House of Representatives, Honourable Mohammed Nur Sheriff has said, notwithstanding the pockets of attacks still going on in parts of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, the Nigerian military should be commended for drastically reducing the onslaught of Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.
The lawmaker, who shared his experiences with some journalists at the weekend said, as someone whose constituency was fatally affected by the Islamist sect, he was certain that the December deadline given by President Muhammadu Buhari for the elimination of insurgency in the North East is still feasible, given the amount of energy and success being recorded by the military personnel in the fight against the insurgents.
“The Nigerian Army has worked very hard to bring an end to the activities of Boko Haram, and I believe they will continue to do more to ensure that their activities are completely wiped out from Nigeria.
“Aside from the human elements, which makes it difficult to give precise date, I can assure that with the intensity of the battle against them (Boko Haram), President Buhari’s December deadline for eliminating their activities is possible. We have a leader in Buhari who is giving all his energy into the fight, and insha Allahu, we shall win the battle,” he said.
The lawmaker appealed to Nigerians, particularly the people of Borno and the entire North East to be patient and hold President Buhari in prayers as the President is ready and sincere in his efforts to ensure peace and even development of the country, adding that efforts were ongoing to bring back home those who were displaced by the insurgents and are now living in the various IDPs camps across the North.
Hon. Sheriff, who won his March 28 general elections to the House of Representatives under the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, is the younger brother of the former Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Modu Sheriff.
Asked to comment on the credibility of those screened for ministerial appointments, Hon Sheriff explained that those nominated by President Buhari and currently undergoing screening and confirmation by the Senate are the people the president wants to work with in order to deliver the dividends of democracy and should not be crucified on the altars of personal interests.
He said the President is ready to bring greater development to the country, against the background of the caliber of those nominated and screened as ministers, stressing: “Those who think some of the names should not be included should know that, only God is perfect. Again you cannot work with President Buhari and exhibit corrupt tendencies”, he assured, adding that, “those Buhari is bringing as ministers will not deviate from the road map of Mr. President and the manifesto of All Progressives Congress.”
On the announcement of the committee chairmen by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara last week, the lawmaker said, with the development, and expectations that President Buhari will soon inaugurate his cabinet, Nigerians should look forward to accelerated developments in all facets of life.

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