Jonathan in Delta, assures Nigerians of peace, security

VISIT: from right: President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, his Deputy, Prof. Amos Utuama and the Delta State PDP Governorship flag bearer, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa welcoming Mr. President on arrival at the Asaba International airport during his visit to meet with the Arewa Consultative Forum in Asaba yesterday.

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians that his administration would not compromise the restoration of peace and security in all parts of the country.

Mr. Jonathan, accompanied by the Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, and other prominent Nigerians, gave the assurance Friday during a courtesy visit to the Asagba of Asaba, Chike Edozien, at his palace in Asaba, Delta State.

VISIT: President Goodluck Jonathan (left) and Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State (right) when the President visited the Asagba of Asaba  as part of his consultation visit to meet with the Arewa Consultative Forum in Asaba yesterday.
VISIT: President Goodluck Jonathan (left) and Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State (right) when the President visited the Asagba of Asaba as part of his consultation visit to meet with the Arewa Consultative Forum in Asaba yesterday.

According to the President, his administration has always done what is 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, he found that of the 36 states of the country, 12 had no Federal University which his administration has corrected within the past four years.

“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,” he said.

While disclosing that over 90 per cent of narrow gauge rails have been completed throughout the country, Mr. Jonathan said “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”.

VISIT:  feom left; Chairman Oshimili South LGA, Barr. Chucks Obusom, Chief Benjamin Elue and Commissioner for Information, Barr. Chike Ogeah  during President Goodluck Jonathan’s  visit to Delta State to meet with the  Arewa Consultative Forum in Asaba yesterday.
VISIT: feom left; Chairman Oshimili South LGA, Barr. Chucks Obusom, Chief Benjamin Elue and Commissioner for Information, Barr. Chike Ogeah during President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to Delta State to meet with the Arewa Consultative Forum in Asaba yesterday.

“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,” he said.

“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, Mr. Uduaghan said President Jonathan was delivering on his promises to Nigerians, noting that Delta State was a great beneficiary of the restructuring of the power sector by the administration.

He said the president was in Delta State a few weeks ago for the Presidential Campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and as a man who loves Deltans, he was visiting the state again for another official ceremony.

The Asagba of Asaba, Obi Chike 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 Asagba said.


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  • Maitama Tambari

    Say this to the North East and North in general, eclipse peace and security because it is election time. WE BELIEVE CHANGE! YES WE CAN.

  • And the so called buhari would deliver this change you seek, he wants to come and taste the sweet nectars of democracy but it’s a NO to buhari and YES to GEJ

  • chinwe davis

    Security is not something for one man, it’s a collective thing, Abeg some kind of questions sef.

  • uduak akpan

    GEJ carrygo till 2019

  • Jonathan will do all in his power to provide the necessary security needed.

  • emmanuel

    thank Mr President for commitment towards the peace of this country

  • uzo

    GEJ you are the way forward for nigeria

  • kingsley obi

    PGEJ will take this nation to an unimaginable level, so lets vote for him

  • Tunde philips

    He has been doing it before now, so why fuss, people just speak with out putting some certain things into perspective, Jonathan himself won’t pick up a weapon and defend each and everyone in their homes. We have security agencies taking care of that.

  • Ndubuisi Chinedu

    I like APC for having millions of brooms but can not sweep corruption, lies, hatred and other vices from their rooms, domain etc. GEJ has my sure vote.

  • Divine West

    We love you mr. president.

  • Nelson David

    If you know you are supporting PGEJ let’s vote for him like never before.

  • Chief Emeka bakogu

    I as a person looks at someone’s track record before making conclusions and after critically looking at GEJ’s record i have seen that he is credible, reliable and most of all he is a man with so much regard for the rule of law, so i will vote for him, times and times over.

  • faith adams

    The good people of Delta state have seen that the path we are on is the right one, so they will not hesitate to vote for our amiable leader agan.

  • Tunde Fabian

    PGEJ is the man of the moment

  • nwaeke

    They efforts of Nigerian soldiers in peace keeping have been consolidated by Mr President. We should expect more results from now on.

  • Ukpono

    That man’s smile though…

    • Kufere

      My brother. He should be used as an ambassador for a toothpaste company.

    • Emeka215

      One in a million smile for Mr President. That’s like the happiest moment of his life. Is not easy coming encounter with dignity.

    • Etega

      Has in eeh! See as Jona just dey put smile for on top people face.

  • Nwaobilor

    If the Buharists like they should go and nail themselves on a stake, this man is an examplary leader.

  • Yana

    As they say,” A picture is worth a thousand words”. Take a look at Okowa smiling sheepishly like a he-goat being led to a slaughter house. And why is Jona looking so uncomfortable with his not so cordial handshake as if Okowa is got ebola or some sort of contagious disease? Isn’t Okowa supposed to be the heir apparent to the Ibori’s fiefdom – according to the PDP script?

  • Uncle Charlie

    carry on sir. We have faith in your deeds