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Olejeme backs incumbent Jonathan for another term

2015-01-20 09:56
President Goodluck Jonathan speaks to displaced people from Baga in a Maiduguri camp on January 15, 2015. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan met survivors from what is thought to be Boko Haram's worst attack in its six-year insurgency. Hundreds of ~ OLATUNJI OMIRIN

Lagos - Chairperson of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr Ngozi Olejeme, heaped praise on President Goodluck Jonathan for the achievements of the current administration.

Olejeme, who is also Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee, Presidential Campaign Organization advised the electorate to lay emphasis on these strides ahead of next month’s presidential poll.

Speaking in Abuja, Olejeme said Jonathan, through his citizen oriented programmes and policies, not only rekindled the people’s confidence in civil rule but their hopes and aspiration for a better and prosperous future.

She praised the President for putting the people at the centre of the formulation of all government policies, providing facilities, encouraging women to participate in socio-economic and political activities in the country, promoting foreign investments, providing ample incentives and giving exemplary leadership to Nigerians.

The People’s Democratic Party chieftain also extolled him for confronting the country’s problems, diversifying the Nigerian economy, reducing retail prices of petroleum products to reflect the downscaling in global oil prices, establishing 12 conventional and two specialized universities and cleaning up the electoral process.

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“The volumes of government programmes and projects are creating wealth and job opportunities, reviving collapsed business enterprises, stimulating agriculture and local food production,” the former gubernatorial aspirant said.

She urged Nigerians to give Jonathan the mandate to continue.

“Nigerians will have decent education, adequate medical care and affordable housing. Agriculture will continue to witness turn around. Youth employment and women empowerment will be given attention. Rapid results will be achieved in the economic sector. President Jonathan will ensure lasting peace through security and good governance,” Olejeme said.

“Jonathan will continue to deepen the mechanics of governance and service delivery. He will continue to give us the hope, optimism and the change we need. He will provide for the wellbeing of our people and look after the vulnerable. It's time for Nigerians to come together around one choice, one candidate, who we know will work for us.”

- CAJ News
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