The Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro
• Says Boko Haram in disarray
Senator Iroegbu and Adedayo Akinwale in Abujaâ€¨
The federal government has again assured Nigerians that 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 from the 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.