Abuja - Dr Doyin Okupe, the Senior Special
Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, said on Friday that
President Goodluck Jonathan, remains the most performing president the country
has had since independence.
Okupe said this at the Public Affairs Forum held in
forum was organised under the auspices of Okupe’s office to highlight the
achievements of the Jonathan-led administration.
Okupe said that although previous Nigerian leaders performed
well within the circumstances they found themselves, none of them achieved half
of what President Jonathan have achieved in four years.
The presidential aide described as "nonsense"
claims that the Transformation Agenda of the President existed only in the
"It is nonsense to say that the Transformation Agenda
of Jonathan existed in the television. We have not spoken about what he has
done. We are going to overwhelm Nigerians during the campaign."
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He said it was regrettable that not much had been done to
sell the good performance of the Jonathan`s administration to Nigerians.
Okupe, however, held that past Nigerian leaders contributed
immensely to the development of the country to their best abilities as each of
them recorded his own achievement.
He said that the Jonathan-led Federal Government would
showcase its achievements to Nigerians during the presidential campaign for
This, he said, would convince the people that Jonathan
remains the best option for the country in the years to come.
He, however, advised Nigerians to shun the antics of the
opposition, saying that in spite of their criticism, they had not told
Nigerians what they would offer, if given the opportunity to govern.
"This election will be a ‘no contest’ affair. We are
telling the world what Jonathan has done. We will not stop until well beyond
February. 2015," he said.
Also speaking, the Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar,
presented the ministry's achievements in the last four years during the event
with the theme "Jonathan`s administration: Four impactful years''.
He said the resuscitation and modernisation of the Nigerian
Railway system had reached an advance stage.
The minister highlighted various stages of work on new and
existing rail lines in different parts of the country, many of which, he said,
would be completed by the end of the year.
He stated that the Jonathan-led administration had
repositioned the Nigerian port system in line with global best practices.
The administration, he said, had also increased the use of
inland waterways and enhanced maritime safety and security.
The minister said that the administration had also improved
the inter-model coordination of the Nigerian transport system and enhanced private
sector participation in transportation in the country.
"These achievements have certainly impacted positively
on the actualisation of the Transformation Agenda of Mr. President to the
overall benefit of the Nigerian economy and the citizens," he said.