By Njamanze Fidel
President Goodluck Jonathan has demonstrated what a determined and committed leadership can do to bring about political, social and economic progress and development, says Dr. Ngozi Olejeme.
Olejeme, Chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), told news men in Abuja after the inauguration of the Presidential Campaign Organization that President Jonathan within the short period in power healed the wounds of alienation and marginalization and also restored hope to many who had been in despair.
Olejeme who is also the deputy chairman, finance committee of the Presidential Campaign Organization, praised President Jonathan for giving attention to various issues threatening the unity of the nation, diversifying the nation’s export, creating a viable educational system, turning around the health sector and leading Nigerians out of economic misery and political paralysis.
“He further opened Nigeria to the global business community, revived the automotive industry, constructed many federal roads in the country, revived the comatose railway system of transportation, standardized airports across the country, established nine federal universities, introduced the Almajiri system of education in the Northern parts of the country, arrested the outbreak of the deadly and highly contagious Ebola Virus Disease in record time, transformed the agricultural sector and gave women more prominent roles in the country” she said.
She also commended Jonathan for guaranteeing majority of Nigerians legitimate means of livelihood, raising the quality of life, promoting scientific and technological knowledge and building sound political institutions.
“Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is a creative, industrious and pro-people president. He is intelligent, courageous and principled. As governor of Bayelsa State, he worked hard to implement his party’s cardinal goals. As vice president, he contributed greatly to the country’s economic, social, political and advancement.
“President Jonathan is committed towards enhancing security generally and ensuring constant electricity delivery to all. Nigerians will have a bountiful harvest in Jonathan’s second term” she added.
In a related development, a prominent politician and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme on Wednesday lauded the leadership qualities of President Goodluck Jonathan and his commitment to the unity of Nigeria; affirming that his second term will bring further progress and development in Nigeria.
‘Happiness of citizens is the foremost objective of the current administration. The country is taking giant steps forward in every sphere of life” she said.
Recalling President Goodluck Jonathan’s achievements, particularly revamping our institutions, putting in place economic reform agenda that reduced the role of the state in the economy while strengthening the place and role of private investors and moving Nigeria toward uninterrupted power supply as well as leading by building consensus on all issues, Olejeme said 2015 would be a year of continuity, further development, hope and great expectations”
In her New Year message to Nigerians at home and abroad, Olejeme said the country would be stronger, more united, more prosperous and more powerful in 2015.
The former gubernatorial aspirant commended Nigerians for their commitment to democracy and their desire for positive change in the country while urging the people to participate actively in all stages of the political process so as to reap the benefits that accrue there from.
She also appealed to Nigerians to give the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) maximum cooperation.
“There is no other party in Nigeria whose membership cuts across all the geo-political zones except the PDP. The PDP is the only party that is geared toward the entrenchment of democratic ideals, good governance, fairness and the promotion of the people’s welfare “she said.
On Delta State, Olejeme pledges to contribute towards a restructured and re-engineered platform of the new face of Delta to a level where everything is not only changing for the better, but strengthened to be self-propelling”
She thanked Deltans at home and abroad for their support and urged Nigerians to remain peaceful and united.
“Whatever the situation or provocation, there is no room in a liberal democracy for use of violence aimed at intimidation and delivering extra judicial justice”
Ending the message, she said “I thank God for His bountiful blessings and wish all Nigerians a happy and prosperous New Year”