10 March 2013

Nigeria: I'll Not Let Nigerians Down - Jonathan

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has reiterated his administration's commitment to the well-being of Nigerians by ensuring that his stewardship translated into great strides for the country at the end of his tenure.

Jonathan stated this in a goodwill message to the public presentation of fifteen books by a legal practitioner, Mr. Job Dangana in Abuja.

Represented by his Special Adviser, Special Duties, Mrs Sarah Pane, the president said, "I wish to use this opportunity once more to reiterate my pledge to Nigerians that I have a deep commitment to improving your lot and I will never let you down.

"We have continued to make steady progress in all sectors. I am confident that by the end of our tenure, we will have every cause to be satisfied that our stewardship has translated into great strides for Nigeria."

However, the President noted that every Nigerian had role to play, if the much desired change that people are yearning for is to come.

"We all have a part to play, if every Nigerian is committed, definitely a change will come. The transformation agenda of Mr President is not a 'seat-down look' thing," he added.

Jonathan who decried poor reading culture of most Nigerians, insisting that some beliefs that "if you want to hide anything from a Nigerian, then put it into a book" must change.

In his remarks, the governor of Sokoto State, Aliyu Wamako, who commended the idea of the author, noted that the decadence in the society nowadays was as a result of little or no respect for the societal values.

The governor, represented by his Commissioner for Information, Danladi Bako, was of the opinion that 80% of criminal tendency in Nigeria was because people do not give ethics its value, urging every Nigerian to imbibe a good reading habit to broaden their knowledge base.

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