Mogadishu(Mogadishu24)-The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hamza Abdi Barre, has instructed Government institutions and various sectors of society to participate in the ongoing offensive to eradicate militants from the country during the weekly meeting for the Ministers held on Thursday.

The Cabinet Ministers received a report on the ongoing Black Lion Operation from General Ibrahim Sheikh Muhyadin, the Commander of the Somali National Army. He highlighted that the operation against the militants is progressing across all regions, with the National Army and international partners successfully recovering several locations from Al-Shabaab.

The Prime Minister commended the President’s decision to lead the offensive war from the front lines and to rally the local community against the threats of Al-Shabaab.

“I acknowledge the President’s commitment to lead the offensive war at the front line of the operations. This is really what a good leader is needed to do. Apart from taking part in the war, he is leading several other efforts including the debt relief process and the anti-corruption campaign,” said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister noted that the courage of the Somalia National Army will be remembered as a historical achievement in liberating the country from its enemies.

“I applaud the bravery of our National forces who are within the second phase of the operation to liberate the country against Al-Shabaab across all the regions. They are indeed making progress in the operations and will be making a new history of freedom from the terrorists who were colonizing our people,” he added.

He further emphasized the urgent need for joint efforts to eradicate the militants from the country, and ordered all government institutions and employees to take part in the fight against Al-Shabaab.

“I hereby order all government institutions and employees to actively participate in the fight against Al-Shabaab and fulfill their roles, whether financially, physically, or strategically,” he said.

During the Council of Ministers’ meeting, the Somali Youth Bill and the Regulation on the Management of Public Property and Government Resources were also passed.

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