Thursday, February 19, 2015
Presidency Lists 12 Reasons Why Jonathan Deserves To Re-elected
The Presidency has given 12 reasons why Nigerians must re-elect President Goodluck Jonathan for another term of four years during the March 28 presidential election.
This was contained in a piece, titled, “Twelve reasons to support Jonathan,” published in the current edition of the in-house magazine of the State House, Abuja, called Villascope, according to Punch.
It listed some of the reasons to include the present administration strides in road construction, railway rehabilitation, remodeling of airports, transformed agriculture sector and increased access to education.
Others are increased access to housing, improved power supply, improved water supply, better health facilities, reformed security infrastructures, economic transformation and increased Nigerians’ participation in downstream oil sector.
The Presidency said Jonathan met 4,500km of motorable roads but constructed/rehabilitated 25,000km of roads.
This, it said, had drastically reduced travel time nationwide. It added that about five million Nigerians now travel by train after the present administration rehabilitated the nation’s railway.
On education, it said, “Jonathan built 125 Almajiri schools, 14 universities and special schools for girls in 27 states.
“He gave 101 scholarships to first-class graduates to pursue postgraduate courses in the best 25 universities in the world.
“He sponsored 7,000 lecturers of federal and state universities and polytechnics for postgraduate studies to improve quality teaching.”
The Presidency further said that 61,000 housing units had been built in the six geo-political zones of the country.