We Won’t Compromise On Peace, Security -Jonathan

BY FIDELIS EGUGBO
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians that his administration would not compromise the restoration of peace and security in all parts of the country.
The President, accompanied by the state Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and other prominent Nigerians, gave the assurance yesterday when he paid a courtesy visit on the Asagba of Asaba, HRM Obi (Prof.) Chike Edozien at his palace in Asaba.
According to him, 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, while scoring his administration high in terms of service delivery.
The President stated that on assumption of office, it was discovered that of the 36 states of the country, 12 had no Federal University which his administration had corrected within the past four years, adding, “we have tarred over 25,000 kilometres of the 36,000 kilometres (36, 000 km) of Federal Roads and we promise to complete the remaining ones and open up more arterial roads when elected.”
While disclosing that over 90 per cent of narrow gauge rails have been completed throughout the country, he also reiterated, “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,” he said, asserting, “we are moving the country forward.”
He added, “we are not resting on our oars in concluding the privatisation of the power sector as we believe that to improve the small and medium
enterprise sector, power is very important, we believe that by next year, we would have concluded 100 per cent privatization of the power sector, it will take a life of its own with epileptic power supply becoming a thing of the past.”
The President thanked the Asagba of Asaba and other royal fathers for their support for his administration, assuring that he would not disappoint them.
Earlier, the Governor of Delta State, Dr Uduaghan said President Goodluck Jonathan was delivering on his promises
to Nigerians, observing that Delta State was a great beneficiary of the restructuring of the power sector by President Jonathan’s administration.
He noted that the President
was in Delta State a few weeks ago for the President Campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and as a man who loves Deltans, he was in the state for another official ceremony.
The Asagba of Asaba, Obi Edozien who prayed for the President, observed that President Jonathan deserves re-election to enable him in particular, implement the recommendations of the report of the National Conference which “he was bold to constitute.”
“We are delighted with the good work you are doing, we appreciate you and wish you the best,” the monarch said.