Vanguard reports that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured that the federal government would completely defeat insurgency in the North-East and reconstruct the region for human habitation.
Osinbajo also stated that President Muhammadu Buhari with his style of governance had changed leadership perception in the country and beyond.
Osinbajo spoke while delivering a public lecture titled “The Unravelling of Boko Haram and the Rebuilding of the North-East of Nigeria’’ at the Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs on last Thursday.
He said: “Clearly one of the strongest reasons for President Buhari’s victory in the March 2015 Presidential election was the expectation that going by his reputation as a no-nonsense soldier he would defeat Boko Haram and restore peace to the North East.
“He moved quickly to realize this objective, announcing a relocation of the Command and Control Headquarters to Maiduguri right at the heart of the insurgency.
“With more effective leadership, command and control, improved logistics and intelligence, better equipment and motivation of the troops, the tide soon turned.
“The overall objective of the Buhari Plan is to develop a structure and process capable of providing leadership, co-ordination and synergy in achieving its targeted goals.’’
“Restore peace, stability and civil Authority in the North-East region; co-ordinate the mobilization of targeted resources to respond to the humanitarian crisis and jump-start the region’s economies while strategically repositioning the region for long-term prosperity.’’