By Oladipupo Mojeed
Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, believes the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has achieved a lot.
Dogara stated this at an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.
The speaker said Nigerians who criticise the government’s performance should put into context what the administration met when it assumed office in 2015.
“What was it that we met on ground?” he said. “A lot has been achieved.”
He mentioned two major areas where he said the government has succeeded to be in the fight against Boko Haram and anti-corruption efforts.
“This government has ensured that the terrorists are not holding any measure of land”. Dogara said.
The taming of Boko Haram has been repeatedly mentioned as one of the successes of the Buhari administration so far.
The insurgents had by 2014 controlled large swaths of land in north-eastern Nigeria, particularly Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe State.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday vowed that the Boko Haram or any terror group will not control any part of Nigeria while he is in office.
Despite losing most of the territory they controlled, the insurgents still carry out random attacks on civilians and security officials.
The latest of such attack led to the kidnap of 10 people in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.
On corruption, Dogara said sanity is gradually returning to the system.
“We are beginning to have results on corruption. Sanity is returning,” he said.