Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expressed pride at the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan in about three years at the helm of the country.
The leadership of the ruling party said it had taken stock of the achievements so far recorded by the Jonathan-led administration and submitted that it was pleased with the performance.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Tuesday, said the party was happy with President Jonathan for his determination and commitment towards the commencement of work at the Second Niger Bridge which, when completed, would boost commercial and social activities while broadening the horizon for business partnerships to promote massive job and wealth creation in the country.
He said the decision by the President on the imperative of the Second Niger Bridge in his tenure and his resolve to ensure its completion in record time was instructive in many ways, one of which was his commitment towards the unity of the nation, knowing that the bridge is the major link between the South East and other parts of the country.
This, party said was in addition to the upgrading of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
Noting that the President’s commitment towards transforming the nation had remained unprecedented, the party said Nigeria had witnessed a revolution in critical sectors such as works with the dualization and rehabilitation of major trunk roads across the country.
“The Lagos- Ibadan, Benin-Ore-Shagamu, Lokoja-Benin-Auchi, Abuja-Abaji-Lokoja roads, repair of the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge and a host of other road projects as well as the rehabilitation and reconstruction of major inter-state roads across the country are all testimonies to this. This is in addition to the resuscitation of the inland waterways and the railway system which have been abandoned for years. Rail trucks now run across the west between Lagos, Abeokuta, Ibadan and Ilorin among other cities. The dredging of the River Escavos and the Niger from Warri to Baro in Niger State and the inland city ports in Onitsha have been completed,” Metuh stated.
“We are also highly impressed by the landmark projects in the housing sector, especially the establishment of the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC), a first of its kind in the country, which is tailored to deliver 75 000 houses every year for Nigerians in addition to 300 000 direct and close to half a million indirect jobs incidental to the projects. Nigerians are all witnesses to the commitment in the power sector resulting in the completion and commissioning of key power stations across the country,” added Metuh.
Among these projects are the Geregu Power Project, Omotosho 2 Power Station, Egbem, Ihorvbor, Gbarain, Sapele, Omoku, Alaoji and Olorunsogo.
“This is in addition to initiating the New Automobile Industrial Policy Development which has started yielding results with direct foreign investments already flowing in from leading vehicle manufacturers such as Nissan and Stallion Group which have entered into an agreement with the Federal Government to establish auto plants in Nigeria,” the statement said.
Urging Nigerians to continue to support President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP led administrations at all levels in the country, the party said it will continue to ensure that the welfare and prosperity of Nigerians remain paramount in its agenda.
– CAJ News