Jonathan Deserves Second Term — Information Minister

by on November 13, 2014

The Supervising Minister of Information, Dr. Nurudeen Muhammad, has said President Goodluck Jonathan deserved another term in office to consolidate on the gains so far recorded through the implementation of the Transformation Agenda.

He made the remark while speaking in a programme on Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, in Abuja.

He said through the creative management of the economy, Nigeria emerged as the fastest growing economy in Africa, with an inflation rate of eight percent, against 12 percent when the President came into power.

Dr. Muhammad stated that the micro and macro-economic framework introduced by the President and the consistency in policy implementation had boosted investor confidence in the economy, which attracted over $65 billion dollars in Foreign Direct Investment.

The Minister said the provision of infrastructure across the country by the present administration was unprecedented, and mentioned the construction of 62 roads, covering 25,000 kilometres, revival of the railways, introduction of the standard gauge rail-line, construction of 10 power plants, establishment of 12 universities and over 125 Almajiri schools as some of the salient achievements of the Jonathan administration.

He remarked that through the purposeful leadership provided by the President, he was able to mobilize the nation to defeat Ebola Virus Disease, halt the rise in HIV and contain the spread of polio in the country from 300 cases, when he came into power, to six reported cases this year

Source: Vanguard

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