Bayelsa - The Ijaw opinion leaders has passed a vote of confidence on President Goodluck Jonathan expressing satisfaction with what they described as his uncommon commitment to the progress, peace, harmony and stability of the country.
In a communiqué issued at the end of the consultative meeting in Yenagoa, the leaders condemned in its entirety, what they argued were various voices of distraction aimed at thwarting the lofty achievements of the Federal Government under the leadership of Jonathan.
They called on the generality of Nigerians to work with Government in its efforts at building a peaceful and progressive country.
The leaders noted with appreciation, the decision of the federal government to create a platform for discussion, dialogue and brotherly exchange of ideas, stressing that the decision underscored the President's deep-rooted commitment to addressing the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians.
Former Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Turner Isoun, presented the communiqué after the event Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State presided over.
“President Goodluck Jonathan has brought Nigeria to an uncommon level of International respect, acceptance and prestige as reflected in the outcome of recent visits to South Africa, Kenya, China, United States, Israel, and in Nigeria's recent election into the United Nation's Security Council.
The Federal Government has done remarkably well in restoring peace to various troubled parts of the country ravaged by the Boko Haram menace. The measures taken by the Federal Government are yielding positive results,” Isoun said.
The communiqué applauded the determination of the government to continue to uphold the rule of law, due process and constitutionalism in the nation's body polity, especially in the run up to 2015, stating that, it was a clear manifestation of the commitment of government to building on the globally acclaimed success and transparency of the 2011 elections and subsequent polls across the country.
“That the transformation agenda of the Federal Government led by President Goodluck Jonathan is making steady progress in various areas. These include rehabilitation of roads, railways and airports nationwide, power sector reforms, the completion of NIPP projects, job creation through SURE-P and YouWin, massive healthcare reform through upgrading and modernization teaching hospitals and Federal Medical centres,” Isoun stated.
Ijaw are a collection of indigenous people mostly to the forest regions of the Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States.
– CAJ News