ON YOUR MARK……. We will move very fast this year – Jonathan

Published:2 Jan, 2013

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday promised that his administration would move faster in the New Year  to accede to the yearnings of the citizens.

“In all our key sectors of the economy, we have laid solid foundations and now we are moving ahead. We will move very fast to make sure that what Nigerians expect from us as a government, we will do,” the President said  during a New Year service at the All Saints’ Anglican Church, Zone 5, Wuse, Abuja.

“We are working very hard and I am convinced that 2013 will be a better year for this country,” he added.

The Jonathan administration has been criticised many times for its alleged slow response to the expectations of the citizens.

The President,  during a Christmas Service in Abuja last week, had said his administration appeared to be slow in taking decisions on national issues because he wanted to avoid making mistakes.

He said experience had shown him that when rushing to take decisions, government might make serious mistakes which would be difficult to correct.

The statement drew criticisms from opposition political parties and human rights activists who felt the President could not justify the slow pace of his government in delivering dividends of democracy to the people.

Jonathan, however, stressed that his government had been working hard to satisfy Nigerians, especially in the area of checking insecurity in  the country.

He said, “On the part of government, we are also not sleeping. We are working very hard. I am constantly being briefed on security matters that I don’t need to publish in the media. I can assure that our security operatives have been working very hard.

“Most of the people who have been involved in these crimes like bombing of the Catholic Church in Niger State, bombing of the UN Building and bombing of the police headquarters have been arrested. Almost all of them have been arrested,” Jonathan said The President announced the arrests while recounting the “silent” success of his administration as congregants gathered to usher in the New Year.

 

via Punch

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