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President Buhari Hails Jonathan As He Addresses The European Union Parliament


President Buhari has commended the gesture of the former president Goodluck Jonathan on relinquishing power after losing the 2015 general election which ensured that Nigeria remained peaceful despite predictions of tension before the elections.

The president lauded Jonathan while speaking at the European Union parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg, France on Wednesday, February 3 while further stating that Jonathan set a trend that no other Nigerian leader has set.

He said: “Democracy has come to Nigeria to stay, sooner than we expected, Nigeria will be regarded as one of the strongest in Africa.”

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President Buhari also restated the commitment of the government to find and rescue the abducted Chibok girls and ensure that they are reunited with their parents.

He said:

“The government will not rest until the girls are rescued alive and reunited to their parents,”

He also noted that technological backwardness, poverty and diseases are one of the problems of the government.

President Buhari also spoke on the war aginst the Boko Haram terrorists and the military’s success so far?

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We have reorganised the Nigerian Armed Forces and repositioned them to deal decisively with the Boko Haram terrorists.

“Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states local government areas where the insurgents once dominated have been gradually recaptured.”

The president also said that the activities of the insurgents has been decimated to only the Sambisa Forest.

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