President Jonathan says he’s performed well, releases scorecard

President Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan

The  presidency has released a 157-page document detailing what it called the progress report of the President Goodluck Jonathan’s  administration.

Entitled “Sure and Steady Transformation”, the document praised President Jonathan for transforming Nigeria even “under the most daunting circumstances”.

In a preface to the booklet, the president’s Special Adviser on Research and Documentation, Oronto Douglas, said President Jonathan took over the leadership of the country “at a time of considerable political tension in the land”.

Mr. Douglas said although Mr. Jonathan was later elected President “in what was globally acclaimed as one of the most credible elections in the history of Nigeria”, he inherited a nation faced with several longstanding challenges.

He said in spite of the challenges, the President marched on with a purpose of transformation “in his determination to leave Nigeria a far better place than he met it”.

The result, Mr. Douglas said, is that the Jonathan Administration “has no doubt recorded giant steps in the drive to make Nigeria a better place for all.”

He added, “Solid foundations have been laid in agriculture, infrastructure, healthcare, petroleum,  aviation, education and electricity as well as other key areas of the economy.

“I believe the country can only get better,” he said.

It is unclear whether citizens would agree with the president and his aides on the direction Nigeria is headed.

Statistics by local and international agencies suggest that poverty and unemployment have continued to soar in the country, with domestic and foreign debts growing by the day.

Citizens have also continued to complain that corruption is rampant at all levels of government while public infrastructures remain dilapidated.

The Boko Haram insurgency has made sure that the country does not know peace, stability and security.

However, Mr. Douglas believe every citizen has been touched one way or another by the President’s “transformation agenda”.

“Democracy thrives when the lives of the people are being touched productively and positively,” he said. “However, because of the weight of expectations, there is always the tendency for cynics to think that no progress is being made in the present.

“This is understandable. Nigerians are extremely hungry for development. We rightfully seek torrential showers, not little drops, of development.

“Nevertheless, it is said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a step.”

Download full report here.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ahmadb

    Useless government ever have in Nigeria shameless

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      At least, he is not raiding the CBN like the common thief Abacha. I would have asked you to read the document before you judge but that’s asking for too much from a Muslim extremist. Jona is your president, get use to it.

      • NAGODI

        Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa IS RIGHT GEJ IS NOT RAIDING THE CBN, HE RAIDS OUR FOREIGN RESERVES. FROM N45 BILLION SAVINGS TO N44 BILLION DEBT IN 2 YEARS! ITS TRUE GEJ IS WHAT ABACHA WILL DREAM TO BE BUT CANNOT EVEN IN A MILITARY DICTATORSHIP!

        • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

          please get your facts right. The foreign reserve is at $34 billion U.S dollar as of yesterday. Don’t mislead people.

          • NAGODI

            AND WE ARE $44 BILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT, THANK YOU!

  • kumasi

    he is a very shameless and stupid man………..very irritating and disgusting

  • Patriot

    I have read through this article I really can’t see what exactly this government has done. I mean saying the government of a country can call these achievements really baffles me. It would be understandable if these were NGOs doings I would eulogise them. To think that in a country where tax authorities publishes income of over N3 trillion in just 8months and that’s just a branch of a sector ( We have not even mention Oil here). How dare you insult our intelligence with these self acclaimed achievements. Does GEJ thinks he’s SUJ President or what? This is nothing compares to the resources at his disposal. Looking the percentages of what is set to be achieved with obtainable benchmarks say the Nigeria population or sectors, this guy must be a real ‘CLOWN’

    • Patriot

      This 157 paged document is sheer eulogies of non-performance.

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      Please read the download and educate yourself.

      • Patriot

        @Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa:disqus if you are paid to following up on the critical comments on this issue, I would say you are not doing a good job. If I were your employer for that, you’ll be jobless already. At least you should come up with facts with to back-up your barks

        • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

          your ignorance is shocking. you have 157 page document, you can’t read and yet you want more facts. your case is simply helpless.

  • Lovina N. Eke

    By the special grace of GOD, this country will get to the place where the Lord is taking her to. Let us pray that the lord will see also through. Our president has been trying his best, so let us join hands and pray to GOD to help us in this country.

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    words of hate and bigotry. Hug a transformer.

  • ademola

    The administration touches the life of those at the top taking our money to themselves.
    Please keep quite. People are suffering. No gain of democracy please.

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      am sure the brand new lagos-benin road are not for only the top. Just saying.

      • NAGODI

        BRAND NEW LAGOS BENIN ROAD ON PAPER ?

        • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

          please let road users comment here. You are used to donkey.

          • NAGODI

            WELL YOU ARE RIGHT, I AM STILL WAITING FOR THE ROAD USERS.

    • Olumide

      For you to say this is proof positive that you know less of the goings on around you, it should be the other way round.
      Mostly the lazy in Nigeria suffer now; that’s not ruling out the fact that unemployment still lingers, if you watch closely, opportunities abound more now than before, every sector of our economy is alert, the nation is moving forward despite setbacks, common, let’s be realistic & constructive in our judgements

  • NAGODI

    I HAVE IN THE PAST CALL ON NIGERIAN LEADER TO ABANDON A MULTI POINT AGENDA FOR A SINGLE AGENDA, THAT OF SAY ELECTRICITY FOR ALL THAT CAN AFFORD IT IN FOUR YEARS. OR THE REPAIR (NOT CONSTRUCTION OF NEW ONES) OF ALL FEDERAL ROADS IN FOUR YEARS.
    GEJ HAS TAKEN THE SLOGANS TO A WHOLE NEW VAGUE LEVEL. HE CALLS IT “TRANSFORMATIONAL AGENDA” . HE PROMISED TO RELEASE THE BLUEPRINT OF THIS AGENDA AT THE BEGINING OF HIS GOVT BACK IN JANUARY. THIS IS AFTER HE HAS PROMISED THE PEOPLE DURING HIS CAMPAING THAT HE HAS ALREADY PREPARED AND WILL “HIT THE GROUND RUNNING”. TO THIS DAY WE DONT KNOW WHAT THAT AGENDA IS SINCE IT WAS NEVER RELEASED AS PROMISED.
    NOW WE ARE BEING INSULTED WITH THIS SO CALLED ACHIEVEMENTS OF A NON-EXISTENT AGENDA. THE AGENDA ITSELF IS VAGUE AND NO OFFICIAL HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO EXPLAIN WHAT IT MEANS IN LIEU OF ITS RELEASE.

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      He has done more than blueprint, he has shown you a report card. PLEASE I BEG YOU, READ!

      • NAGODI

        A REPORT CARD SHOWS HOW THE PRESIDENT HAS FOLLOWED OR FAIL TO FOLLOW THE TRANSFORMATIONAL AGENDA. WHAT I AM ASKING FOR IS THE TRANSFORMATIONAL AGENDA THAT HE PROMISED TO RELEASE BACK IN JANUARY SO THAT I CAN SEE IF HE IS FOLLOWING THE AGENDA OR NOT. PLEASE GIVE ME THE LINK TO THE AGENDA. I DONT WANT A REPORT CARD WITH NO SUBJECTS! I WANT TO KNOW WHAT SUBJECTS HE SAT FOR THEN WHAT HE SCORED IN EACH SUBJECT.

  • Olumide

    Idiocy & stupidity has proven to be the watchword of some very irrelevant do-no-good-see-no-good people of this blessed heading-for-transformation country; Nigeria.
    Like the biblical Isrealites, at the point where their lives was about to be changed, some ‘dogs’ craved to move back to Egypt; comfort zone.
    We should en masse sheat the sword, get on the bandwagon of transformation & support the government of the day that has shown ‘though’ little pace of work but in the right direction.
    We should shelve cheap sentiments & party alliance & loyalty to help move this great nation forwad

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      enough said

  • AbujaKenneth

    I can agree that there is a positive change in the country especially in the following ministries;
    AGRICULTURE, TRADE & INVESTMENT, FINANCE, PETROLEUM, POWER. The wost ministry is WORKS, FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Where visa seeking Nigerians are treated badly and no response from the FG even after complaint.) How can we say we have ministry of works yet for three years now travelling on Enugu -Onitsha Express Way and Enugu-PH Express Way is a nightmare.

  • SilentObserver

    Scorecard my foot! Improper (albeit deliberate) use of terminology. What were the baseline performance criteria and measures in the first place? 20% of policies + 80% of photo ops! Sheer propaganda! We only need to wait until the next elections when the recipients of the so-called performance will make their own judgement. All well meaning Nigerians know that the main barrier to progress is implementation, not signing agreements, white papers and policy documents! Only in Nigeria!!!!

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      There are projects completed in that document. If any of them weren’t completed, mention them so that Nigerians will comment. Otherwise remain silent.

  • Patriot

    @Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa:disqus and @2c63029ee710dfcf28c8f494c3faf8d3:disqus you guys will get your rewards like Reuben Abati did…Oh! sorry Reuben was actually a strong critic before he was ‘called-up’. That will make your own rewards even bigger. Mtcheeeew! You call non-performance cheap sentiments. I can only imagine GEJ being my MD and presenting these as achievements; he’ll get the boot without a letter. I can only hope and pray lessons learnt are put to use at the next polls.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    These corrupt Jonathan body-bags and erand boys like Dr Okupe will go to any lenght cooking up lies and falses to assemble non existence and unachievable progress by president Jonathan and his ethnic biase ineptitidue regime.
    There is no regular power supply even to guarantee existence of cottage industries,no security of lives and properties of Nigerians,no brightful future of employments for our graduates and youths,official corruption strives in all sectors of governanceeducation is declining in quality further,still this out of step with Nigerians reality of life,president Jonathan employs his hangers-ons to cooked up lies as achievements while Nigerians are quiet and watching him.Nigerians are no fools or morons.
    Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan,
    Writes From Canada.