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Published On: Thu, Dec 25th, 2014

Jonathan has performed in all sectors – VP

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Goodluck vs SamboBy Lawrence Olaoye

Vice-President Namadi Sambo yesterday said President Goodluck Jonathan has delivered on the various promises he made to Nigerians while seeking their votes ahead of the 2011 general elections.

He said Nigerians were currently excited because the present administration had delivered in all sectors of national life.

Sambo spoke when he joined the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Muhammad and the Minister of State, Olajumoke Akinjide, to lead FCT delegation to pay a Christmas homage on Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said Jonathan’s performance cut across all sectors including transportation, power and education.

He recalled that the present administration had established 12 new universities, increased power generation to over 4,000MW and has started revamping the railway.

The Vice-President said he and others would continue to be praying for the President because his good health is the good health of Nigerians.

Sambo said, “We are here to rejoice and celebrate Christmas with you and as well pray for peace, progress and development of the country.

“We are also here to thank you for your transformation agenda. We know that you have been able to deliver on your promises to Nigerians.

“In Port Harcourt, everybody was happy when I flagged off Port-Harcourt-Enugu railway line on your behalf.

“In all sectors, you have delivered. In agriculture, Nigerians are excited. The efforts you have put in, in only two years, have reduced our food import.

“There is no doubt that there is improvement in electricity supply in Nigeria. We are conveniently giving Nigerians over 4,000MW, as against the 2,300MW we inherited.

“In education, we have developed brand new 12 universities and they are doing well. We will continue to pray for your good health because your good health is the good health of all Nigerians.

Jonathan, in his response, urged Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the country.

He said their prayers had continued to sustain the country at a time when those outside the country always feel the nation would explode because of the various negative reports they read.

The President, who faulted some people he described as senior citizens who make regular negative comments about the country, insisted that the country would come out of its current security challenge stronger.


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