Nigeria 2015: Why we are mobilising support for Jonathan – TAN

FILE PHOTO: TAN's maiden rally in Awka mobilizing "Nigerians Demand..." for Goodluck Jonathan to declare for 2015 Presidency... Photo Credit: Tranformation Ambassador of Nigeria

The Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN, has given reasons why it is mobilising support for President Goodluck ahead of the 2015 general election in the country.

Ben Nwosu, TAN’s Director of Field Operations, said the support was because of Mr. Jonathan’s developmental strides in the country.

While speaking at the North Central rally organised by his group for the president, Mr. Nwosu said Mr. Jonathan’s administration had engaged many jobless youths across the country.

“He has done better than most presidents in office from aviation to agriculture, education and infrastructure development,” he said in the interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.

Despite Mr. Jonathan criticising the various skill acquisition training programs by government agencies, TAN listed the trainings as one of the reasons for supporting the president.

“He is the first President that have actively engaged youths in various skills acquisition across the country in order to make them self reliant,” Mr. Nwosu, who did not speak on the group’s source of finance, said.

Mr. Jonathan had on Wednesday described as ‘total waste’ the various training programmes embarked upon by government agencies.

“You are rather frustrating more people and probably increasing the number of criminals in the society,” the president told the agencies. “I always say that if you train a young man as a fitter and he has no job to do, he or she will use that skill to break into banks, because you have trained him on how to handle iron and how to handle complicated locks.”

Apart from the training programs, Mr. Nwosu said the president practices true democracy in governing the country. He added that this had led to robust acceptance of criticism from the opposition.

He said the call on the President to re-contest was not going to turn him into `president for life.’

“Four years is not a life time. Those criticising him have not done better than him. Therefore, he should be allowed to complete the good work he has started.’’



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  • I Hate Sycophant Truly

    And I could not pin-point any good reason yet. Employment everywhere and that manifested during Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment exercise recently conducted. The low turn out of applicants attest to that. Now you can work on the road and pick up appointment letters without seeking application. TAN praising GEJ for giant step on artisan jobs but GEJ shooting them on their legs. What a funny scenario. God save us from sycophants.

  • Gabriel Olasebikan

    Well said Moh’d Jidda. One facts remains unresolved-that is his promise to declare his assets publicly.

  • moses

    who wrote this Nonsense about this animal called Buhari, is your president and not mine,