According to the President, the gas city project was very important to Nigeria as it will generate a lot of employment opportunities for the youths while the country’s economy would get a boost from the investments from foreigners and Nigerians.
Dr Jonathan who was addressing members of the Delta State traditional council shortly after a Presidential campaign rally in Asaba, said the gas city project which would be the biggest oil and gas investment in Africa was dear to his administration.
He stated that the project would be flagged off in the next couple of weeks and appealed to the traditional rulers not to relent in their support for his administration.
President Jonathan informed the traditional rulers that he was seeking re-election as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to complete the projects that his administration has started to the benefit of the country.
The Obi of Owa, HRM Efeizomor II who spoke on behalf of the traditional rulers described President Jonathan as a performer whose projects have transformed the lives of Nigerians and repositioned Nigeria for faster economic growth.
The Owa Monarch explained that with President Goodluck Jonathan Nigeria will get a better deal. Earlier, the Ohworode of Olomu in his prayers said they were satisfied with the first tenure of the President and assured him of their support and that of their subjects.
The meeting took place immediately after the President commissioned the ultra-modern Government House complex in Asaba.