My legacies as Nigeria’s President will outlive my administration – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan

President initiates programmes aimed at launching Nigeria’s “industrial revolution.”

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday assured Nigerians that his legacies would outlive his administration.

The President gave the assurance at the launch of the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan, NIRP, and the National Enterprise Development Programme, NEDEP, in Abuja.

Both programmes, initiated and spearheaded by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, are aimed at launching the nation’s industrial revolution.

The President said his administration was ready to build a great economy based on solid industrial sector, with well diversified minds and sources of revenue.

The NIRP and thew, he added, would create vibrant micro, small and medium enterprises sector that would create jobs and provide leverages.

He said, “As we celebrate our centenary, it is clear to us that the measures put in place by the nation cannot be detached from the dependability of its economy. The Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan and the National Enterprise Development Programme will help to fast track the attainment of these goals. The programmes are targeted at transforming Nigerian businesses and changing the lives of the ordinary people. They will accelerate inclusive growth and job creation and save the drain on our reserve, caused by the importation of what we can locally produce.”

The President said the programmes would serve as the bedrock of the National Transformation Agenda by ushering in a new era of value addition, enterprise development and industrialisation.

Mr. Jonathan said he would soon inaugurate the National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Council which would be chaired by Vice President Namadi Sambo. He said the Nigeria NIRP Presidential Advisory Group which would meet with him periodically, would also be established. He noted that both bodies would constitute parts of the institutional framework to monitor and provide guidance for the implementation of the programmes.

Mr. Jonathan said that his administration believed that the Nigerian economy must be developed solidly; thus and accounting for the resolute execution of the Nigerian agenda for economic reform.

“Our track record in this regard is strong. Every year since we came into office we have consolidated Nigeria’s fiscal position. We have launched the boldest transformation of the agriculture sector and we are on the way to increasing Nigeria’s food production by 20 million tonnes per annum. This administration has re-organised the power sector by privatising 11 distribution and four generating companies; and brought in private sector capital and expertise.’’

He said his administration had upgraded facilities within the Nigerian aviation sector to standards never seen before in the country.

“We have started rail services that have been dormant for over 20 years and our road networks have received unprecedented attention and improvement in the last three years,” he said.

Mr. Jonathan said that the NIRP and NEDEP would be major additions to the landmark achievements of the current administration.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, said that NIRP was designed to make Nigeria a net exporter of 15 major products. He said there would be creation of industrial parks in all the 36 states of the federation and Abuja, while each local government council would be identified with a product with comparative advantage. He assured that the implementation of the programmes would be holistic, integrated, and competitive.

The President also inspected the exhibition stands for locally-made SUV jeeps and buses by Innoson Group as well as locally-assembled Armoured Personnel Carrier, tanks, patrol boats and helicopters and locally-made leather products, cosmetics made from shea butter, herbal products, plastics and polythene products.



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  • NaijaMindOfChange

    Your legacies can’t wait to kick you out of the aso rock come 2015, you have failed nigeria and Nigerian don’t need PDP anymore.

  • yemi ikumawoyi

    I will be remembered of my legacy- Jonathan .
    They are Corruption, cluelessness,nepotism, impunity, failure, foolishness, gullibility, and so on and so for. We can’t wait to start teaching your era in Nigerian schools as the Nigeria Dark Ages. An age when Nigerians are being satirised by the comity of nations. I can’t wait to write my thesis on your numerous quotations
    “If president Obama wants to fix Africa, he must fix Nigeria”, ” people regard petty petty theft as corruption”, ” Corruption is not Nigeria problems, we only need attitudinal change”, ” our problem is not corruption but dilapidated infrastructures. These are many of your legacy baba cluelessness

    • PureNigerian

      I praise you guys for the response

    • Efe1

      Please assemble GEJ quote, it will be a good read. “If president Obama wants to fix Africa, he has to fix Nigeria.” This is even worse than an uneducated man will think talk more of saying. GEJ is comic

  • omo oba

    Yes, your legacy will outlive you

  • Jona2015

    Yes GEJ, four more years…….or president for life

  • femirobinson

    Legacy of being the most corrupt civilian President Nigeria will ever have. You will be known for that. What baffles me more is the blind support you get from the south south in spite of all the corruption and incompetence the only president from there has produced. Instead of support this man and watch him mess up, they are better off advising him to do well. Our memories of a south south president will be negative for a long time after Jonathan leaves in 2015

  • Lanre

    Totally brainless. At what point in your administration? An administration that claimed it had no Agenda? Nigeria has infrastructure that it cannot maintain. Refineries, Power Plants and yet you are here fooling people about Industrial Revolution. You will be the greatest disaster to have befallen Nigeria if you do not ensure the country is restructured before you leave office. At least that way we know another round of thieves would not make it to Abuja stealing mind boggling sums, $10.8b, $12b, $20b, $49.8b.

  • alade

    Rubbish talk.

  • Ide4u

    Which legacy is this drunkard and an epitome of mediocrity talking about?

  • Emmanuel

    GEJ , I pray that our good God should straightforward more wisdom that you will utilized it using your legacies as the leader turnaround things in our dear country for Good. As a human I will advice you to tackle Unemployment as never before. May God help you.

  • Fayanjuola Femi

    Mr President. ..FYI…all legacies outlive. What matters is the nature of your legacies.

  • marig

    Pls show that you care about corruption, at least. If you don’t, it will be your legacy no matter your achievements. You’ve achieved some progress but corruption is Nigeria’s #1 problem.


    GEJ, all your legacies are negative and monumental calamity. And you would enter history books as one canterkerous leader who had an uncommon chance to build Nigeria, but blew the chance big time. You would go down as one president who surpassed IBB as far as corruption goes, as the dumbest president ever produced and under whose watch the country was most divided.
    We would always remember your moronic looks and action and most importantly an epitome of the worst south south can produce, as one president that sheltered an international fugitive in DSP Alamieseigha, as someone who occupied Aso Rock as Nigerian president but ended up as Ijaw leader. Indeed, Nigerians cannot wait for you to check out of Aso Rock, that is if you have not bankrupted the country by that time. Your early exit would be a good riddance to a badluck rubbish. We are waiting to write your requiem.

  • 9jaIsFinished

    This man’s status as a ‘Joke’ keeps increasing by the minute.