PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians that his administration would not compromise the restoration of peace and security in all parts of the country.
Dr Jonathan, accompanied by the Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and other prominent Nigerians, gave the assurance today Friday, February 27, 2015 during a courtesy visit on the Asagba of Asaba, HRM Obi (Prof.) Chike Edozien at his palace in Asaba, Delta State.According to the President, his administration has always done what was best for Nigeria, asserting: “I want to re-assure you that as a party, we will do our best to bring peace and security to the country, and fast-track economic development in all parts of the country.”
He disclosed that he is seeking re-election because of his commitment towards re-positioning the country positively amongst the comity of nations as well as do more for the country.
The President stated that on assumption of office, it was discovered that of the thirty six states of the country, twelve states had no Federal University which his administration has corrected within the past four years, adding: “We have tarred over twenty-five thousand kilometres of the thirty six thousand kilometres (36, 000 km) Federal Roads and we promise to complete the remaining ones and open up more arterial roads when re-elected.”
While disclosing that over 90 per cent of narrow gauge rails have been completed throughout the country,President Jonathan re-iterated: “The implementation of the Nigerian content law in the oil industry has improved the participation of Nigerians in the industry and the implementation of our cabotage law with Nigerians now owning ships and more Nigerians have been employed in the shipping industry.”
“We also saw the need to establish Maritime University for high-powered man-power development in the Maritime Sector; we are moving the country forward.”