Wednesday, 24 December 2014

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10 Reason Why Goodluck Jonathan Should Be Voted For

 The official campaigning for the 2015 general and presidential elections in Nigeria starts soon. Already, Nigerians have started discussing prospective candidates, Nigeria’s unity, and performance of the current President Goodluck Jonathan administration.

His honesty, simplicity, charisma, quiet strength and determination made him a Deputy Governor from 1999 to 11 December 2005. On 12 December that year, he became the substantive Governor of Bayelsa State, on May 29, 2007, he was inaugurated as Nigeria’s Vice President. Precisely on February 9, 2010, Dr. Jonathan assumed office as Nigeria’s Acting President by virtue of a National Assembly resolution empowering him as Acting President, following President Yar’Adua’s long absence for medical attention in Saudi Arabia.  On May, 6, 2010, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was sworn-in as President, Commander-in-chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria following the passing away of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua on May 5.

This article bodly shows the major impact done in Nigeria under the administration of his Excellency; President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
I think after reading this, you should be confused that the best available man to run the next administration in Nigeria should be Godluck Ebele Jonathan. Read Below the non-forgotten things done by him durring his term as the President...

1. Conduction of free and fair elections in the country:
2011 poll was adjudged to be the most credible election of its magnitude that has ever been conducted in the country, though it was not without its flaws. Unlike in other administrations, the Goodluck Jonathan administration has given a free hand to the country’s electoral umpire, INEC, to perform its statutory duties.

2. Opening up of Nigeria to the global business community and becoming Africa’s number one destination of foreign investors. In the first six months of 2014, a total of US$9.70 billion or N1.51 trillion flowed into the national economy as foreign direct investments (FDI).
Under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Nigeria rebased it’s GDP for the first time in over a decade to become the largest economy in Africa, overtaking South Africa and Egypt in the process.

3. Initiation of the YOUWIN program in 2011. The Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YOUWIN) program aims to generate over 100,000 jobs for innovative unemployed youths across the country in the course of three years. It is currently in its third year.

4. Under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Nigeria became the first country in West Africa to host the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2014. It was also the most successful World Economic Forum for Africa (WEFA) in history, boasting of a global reach of 2.1 billion people according to estimates.

5. Construction and beautification of many federal roads in the country, including the Lagos-Benin expressway, Abuja-Lokoja expressway, Enugu-Abakiliki expressway, Onitsha-Owerri highway and most parts of the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway. Also, construction of the second Niger Bridge between Onitsha and Asaba to relieve the pressure on the old Niger Bridge which was completed in December 1965.

6. Revival of the comatose railway system of transportation in the country is happening under the current Goodluck Jonathan administration.

7. Major Contribution to the Education Sector
 - Durring his administration, nine federal universities were established across the country in states which previously had no federal degree awarding institution.
 - Computerizing education in the country with the introduction of the computer-based test (CBT) which will be mandatory for all UTME candidates from 2015.
 - Introduction of the Almajiri system of education in the academically disadvantaged Northern parts of the country.
 - He also contibuted to the 1.1trillion injected into public universities for the next five years.  the government team which was led by President Goodluck Jonathan would release   N220bn yearly into the sector beginning from 2014.

8. Arresting the outbreak of the deadly and highly contagious Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in record time, though it unfortunately claimed some lives at the onset.

9. Transformation of the agricultural sector, so that, in the words of Agriculture minister Akinwumi Adesina, “Nigerians will stop thinking of agriculture just as a means of livelihood, but more as a business.”
- Nigeria has reduced its food imports by over 40% as of 2013, moving the country closer to self sufficiency in agriculture.
- Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of cassava with an output of over 45 million metric tonnes in 2014 according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

10. Goodluck Jonathan administration is the one behind the revival of the dead automotive industry in Nigeria. Global auto giants like Peugeot, Nissan and Hyundai now either assemble or wholly manufacture small cars, Sport Utility Vehicles, trucks and buses at various locations in Nigeria. In addition to that, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company (IVM), Nigeria’s flagship indigenous automaker, has begun the sale of their first made-in-Nigeria cars and SUVs in August 2014.

With the above article, i think you should be confused that President Goodluck Jonathan is the best person your vote should be casted for. Vote Wisely and have a wonderful day.

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