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Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by Localamos(m): 11:03pm On Jan 24, 2013
goodmike7:

Who is buhari? A name of a dog or terrorist?

You are as hateful as BH.

I feel so sorry for you.
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by Localamos(m): 11:09pm On Jan 24, 2013
ITbomb: ...It's been long since we had a sincere leader.

You are like GEJ... Sincerely wrong!
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by olas2u: 11:11pm On Jan 24, 2013
aribisala0: Jonathan has done very well

Crime is now at an all time low and kidnappings and Boko Haram a thing of the past as he promised
He has fixed our health care and people now travel into Nigeria from all over the world to solve their medical problems
This is also true in our security training institutes ,I understand Israel are send a team of police recruits to our world renowned facility in Ikeja for exxpert guidance.
Only recently GEJ announced massive progress in the fight against corruption with improvement in our ranking by Transparency International. In fact the fight against corruption has been so aggrressive our prisons are now fulll and we are exporting prisoners like Ibori to the UK.
We are no longer reliant on imported food and have our very own LOCAL CONTENT cassava bread.
Waste in government departments has been minimized just like the RATE of purchase of Presidential jets which was getting out of hand.
Women are included and we have a firsrt female Chief Judge,First Female soldier hoing to the war front and first female Minister of petroleum.
In fact this is a government of firsts and is the first government to have a First Lady who is a Permanent Secretary ao women are happy
Well done Goodluck

You again?hope you are fine?

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Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by Localamos(m): 11:15pm On Jan 24, 2013
hrmkz: All said and done, we no want GEJ after expiration of this tenure. Gbam!!!

Gbam.

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Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by shamson: 11:25pm On Jan 24, 2013
Crime is now at an all time low and kidnappings and Boko Haram a thing of the past as he promised
He has fixed our health care and people now travel into Nigeria from all over the world to solve their medical problems
This is also true in our security training institutes ,I understand Israel are send a team of police recruits to our world renowned facility in Ikeja for exxpert guidance.
Only recently GEJ announced massive progress in the fight against corruption with improvement in our ranking by Transparency International. In fact the fight against corruption has been so aggrressive our prisons are now fulll and we are exporting prisoners like Ibori to the UK.
We are no longer reliant on imported food and have our very own LOCAL CONTENT cassava bread.
Waste in government departments has been minimized just like the RATE of purchase of Presidential jets which was getting out of hand.
Women are included and we have a firsrt female Chief Judge,First Female soldier hoing to the war front and first female Minister of petroleum.
In fact this is a government of firsts and is the first government to have a First Lady who is a Permanent Secretary ao women are happy
Well done Goodluck[/quote]

Is this a write up or a crap? I advice you solve this

He said our foreign reserve is 38billion usd, is that not only on iweala's notepad?
How can you have external debt of 48bn usd and come home to deceive us that we have reserves?

How much bonds services that 44bn plus interest annually? Nearly 25% of 44bn.
Now 44bn minus 38bn is 6bn deficit in my books though a dull iweala will think her note pad is making progress
While the economy remains a doldrum.


On electricity,

its 3yrs gone and he is yet to commission from scratch a new power plant worst still fired the only human being in his cabinet who knows his onions in the power sector.


On health

; almost all teaching hospitals in Nigeria have no functional dialysis machine, the most sought of this equipment cost just 5m naira. statistics has it that more than 60,000 Nigerians die yearly of a kidney related ailment, however, he jets out with his cohorts to seek medical help elsewhere.

Roads,

ferma is seriously patching federal highways with a budget of over 80 billion naira

Petroleum

Under his watch, the giant of oil and gas reserves is under going its worst energy crisis in the world.

tanker drivers alone can cripple his supply network as they wish not to talk of ordinary Niger republic coming to our rescue via imports.


In case you have not heard, Nigeria is very close to Afghanistan on security progress under Jonathan's watch.


Education,

its no longer news that only 26% of school leavers gain admission into the universities and only 5% are employed.


On food and agriculture

bro. jo's league of tabularasers are still deliberating on grazing fields for cattle while his mates have mechanized Their ranch.

Economy/cost of living.


bro.jo's economic blind men has blessed us with all time high of 37.5% inflation though his mickey mouse cbn governor is still claiming 28%, wondering what he will be claiming now that all bankers are at home?


Bro. jo is the only Nigerian president that has not initiated a successful programme even Abacha did better with ptf while IBB with FSP and MAMSA, bro. jo is still w.a.n.king with ''YOU WIN''

he has never implemented a single law, from FOI law to PIB,have zero implementation frame work, they only exist on paper.

on that same vein, Nigeria has the second record high job cuts within the last 2yrs, if in doubt ask the bankers and manufacturing industries.


The naira

before his acsention into power, the naira was in a sorry state of 150 to 1 dollar today, jona and his cbn mickey has handed us an unstable 168 to 1 dollar

aviation

the recent dana crash is a testimony that jona's aviation is comatose, not even the attorney general could challenge the allegations of the dana staff in court, in a national disaster of that magnitude?
the girl could have served as a prime witness in a class action against dana if jona was sane.less than 6months of inconclusive investigations, DANA air hit the Tarmac again.


subsidy

under jona's watch, a 250bilion subsidy programme rose to 2trillion yet no arrest, no conviction, no sack, the best miserable Nigerians could get was an AWOL attorney general after 7days of protests.


Bro. jo is the only president in the world whose parliament gulps 75% of the national budget yet they still soak themselves in $625bn bribery scandal.


Jona has bestowed on us the most corrupt institution that even IBB the king of corruption is disappointed, not even a single high profile conviction in 3yrs, not even a single high profile dismissal because as we speak, even the devil himself cannot afford an okupe, madueke and sanusi in his cabinet.


Jonathan has not even initiated let alone fulfilling a single campaign promise except the one that he needs to surround himself with brain dead women in his cabinet.


Devil just sent Bro. jo a congratulatory message for implementing local content policy by importing 200 luxury brands at the cost of over 13.5 million each for a 4 day event.while our manufacturing industries beg for patronage.


For exporting 2.48m bbls of crude daily while importing 38million liters of pms cos his refineries are moribond.
Even angel Gabriel has barred jonathan's prayers from heaven, this is a leader that just borrowed to augment his 900bn military spending.


Still on military, Nigeria has the most under educated junior military officers, before you ask how, bro. jo is too lazy to ask him self why imo with highest national examination enrollments still have the least NDA and police academy enrollments, while borno and zamfara as educationally less privileged, have higher quotas than Delta and anambra put together in military enrollments.Nepotism and corruption at its best


Bro. jo is the only head of state in the world whose wife is a ministry of its own.


oil cabal: after a 7 day protest that wasted lives, bro jo is yet to jail the subsidy thieves and their cohorts

Bro. jo handed us the biggest debt burden in our history

By august 2012, budget implementation was just 13%

825 Nigerian lives gone,Bro jo is still trading words and negotiating with boko haram.

Under his watch militants earn 10% of the Nation's revenue, $22.5m, $9m and $12.5m for tompolo, Ateke and Asari as national honors.

Twisted facts during the independence day speech on his fight on corruption, in contrast to what the transparency international claimed.

In October 2012,Blatantly refusing to appeal the ICJ’s decision on ceding bakassi, thereby throwing Millions of Bakkasi indigenes into pandemonium

Refusing to cut down on foreign trips and cost of Governance, contrary to his Nation wide address of 7th jan 2012

In Nov 2012, president jonathan approved 2.2bn naira for the construction of a banquet hall in the villa. At a time our debt profile was all time high

As commander in chief, he stood dumb while a military helicopter was used for "kabu-kabu" at oronto douglas father’s burial
that error in judgement alone claimed the life of a sitting Gov. and the most brilliant NSA Nigeria has ever produced.



Abeg im tired of jona please tell me about patience, heard she is still reciting yaradua's seven point agenda for her sweetheart.

Total waste of human materials


vote Bro. jo again at your own peril.
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by maasoap(m): 12:36am On Jan 25, 2013
These sycophants are sick in the heads.
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by COOLDUN: 3:36am On Jan 25, 2013
ifihearam: Since the present administration under President Goodluck Jonathan took charge of the affairs of this country, it has worked assiduously not only to transform the lives of Nigerians but also enhance the image and prestige of the country abroad.

A lot has been achieved in the intervening period with the transformation agenda of the administration. Despite these achievements, there is unbridled cynicism on the part of some individuals who have taken it upon themselves to mislead Nigerians by making unfounded and baseless allegations against this administration.

The purpose of this campaign of misinformation and disinformation is to blind Nigerians to the sure and steady progress President Jonathan’s administration has made in the eighteen months that it has been in power, to improve the quality of governance and deliver on the promises it made to the people.

In the main, the strategy of these cynics, ‘latter-day saints’ and emergency activists has involved peddling falsehood on the true state of the government’s war on corruption, among other issues of national importance. They have posited that contrary to what government would have Nigerians believe, that the present administration is not pulling its weight in the war against corruption. They have even gone as far as suggesting that President Jonathan lacks the political will to engage corruption head on.

We seem to be living in a socio-political atmosphere of cynicism where theatrical actions, showmanship and other grandstanding are misinterpreted to mean political will in addressing a situation. This government does not believe in just arresting people for the sake of drama or playing to the gallery nor does it harbor the idea of deploying the anti-corruption agencies as tools to witch hunt political opponents, which were undisputable familiar practices in the past.

In this briefing we will show clearly the efforts the Jonathan administration is making to stamp corruption out of national life.

All over the world, governments seriously desirous of tackling the menace of corruption usually adopt a holistic strategy which encompass some or all of the under listed benchmark:

• Enacting enabling laws, which clearly define what corruption is and spell out punitive measures

• Establishing an executive agency, which is transparent in its operations and is subject to the rule of law

• Creating by law, the enabling environment for whistle blowing (FOI).

• Enhancing the judicial process such that existing laws, processes and procedures do not hamper the dispensation of justice

• Plugging all socio-economic loopholes within the system by eliminating bottlenecks and increasing access to social goods and services

• Gradually reducing incentives for corruption prevailing in society through institutional reforms, combating poverty, developing manpower and empowering citizens.

• Putting up efficient and effective well co – ordinate policies and programmes to combat poverty, create wealth, develop manpower and empower the youth through job creation.

Going through the benchmarks enumerated above, it is clear to all that the first two measures were already in place by the time the Jonathan administration came into being and the steps being taken by President Jonathan confirm that he is systematically addressing the remaining five, while under his tenure he did strengthen the EFCC, ICPC operational framework.

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

The signing of the Freedom of Information Act into law by President Jonathan in May 2011 represents a watershed in the anti-corruption crusade in Nigeria.  This piece of legislation, which had been virtually stalled by successive administrations since 1999, was signed into law by Mr. President to usher Nigeria into the league of countries where transparency in governance is entrenched and citizens are granted unfettered access to information about government activities.

This is the fulcrum upon which good governance rests in all known democracies and it is noteworthy that the present administration took the bull by the horns to lay this very important foundation for the war against corruption in Nigeria in the early months of its inception and 24 hours after the bill was presented to him by the National Assembly.

You will agree with me that without a legal framework for whistle – blowing, the fight against corruption would be meaningless.

 

PENSION REFORMS

Before the Jonathan administration came on board, the pension funds administration regime was one the major channels through which public funds running into hundreds of billions of Naira were misappropriated by corrupt officials.

Problems associated with the pension management system include embezzlement, falsification of records, Ghost pensioners, obsolete administrative structure and denial of pensioners their due entitlements. This was what necessitated the setting up of the presidential pension Reform Task Team.  Since June 2010, the activities of this important task force resulted in the following:

v Detection and deletion of over 73,000 Ghost/Fake pensioners from the Head of Service/police pension office.

v Recovery and saving of over N225 billion from two pension offices.

v Capturing biometric details of over 170,000 pensioners.

v Stoppage of a monthly theft of over N4 billion from the National treasury.

v Reducing fraud by saving a monthly sum of over N500 million Naira through the police monthly pension releases, which represents 50 percent of the erstwhile N1billion monthly disbursements.

v Discovery of over 50,000 unpaid pensioners and immediate payment of their entitlement.

v Discovery of over N2.7billion fraud by the Nigeria Union of Pensioners.

v Seizure of about 200 properties including choice hotels and cash worth billions of Naira from corrupt public officials.

v Arrest and on-going prosecution of pension fraud suspects by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

v Introduction of a more efficient tamper-proof pension funds management system.

You will agree with me that the looting of our common patrimony through the pension payment scheme had been in existence for decades without any major step taken to expose this ill and combat it.  It is therefore noteworthy that President Jonathan courageously tackled this problem, which is in keeping with his promise of tackling corruption in the public sector.  I must add that the Pension Reform resulted in a reduction of recurrent expenditure as a sum of N74billion was factored into the 2012 budget from funds recovered by the Task Team.

 

 

 

FERTILIZER MANAGEMENT REFORMS

In view of the largely agrarian character of our local economy, procurement and distribution of fertilizer under a government subsidy regime was a major channel of corruption before the Jonathan administration came on board.  You will all recall the various fertilizer scams witnessed in the country especially in the last two decades.  This ugly trend has however been arrested by a well thought-out policy of the Federal Government as part of Mr. President’s Transformation Agenda.

Before now, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development procured and distributed fertilizers to farmers. The government system was corrupt, undermined the private sector, and did not deliver fertilizers to genuine farmers, but to political farmers and the fertilizers were exported. Only 11 percent of farmers got the government-distributed fertilizers due to corruption and rent seeking. This created a bad image for Nigeria. With the intervention of Mr. President, the corrupt system, which has been endemic for over 40 years, was totally dismantled by September 2011. Fertilizers and seeds are now sold by the companies directly to farmers, not to government. This has eliminated the middle men and rent seekers from the system.

It has removed racketeering and enhanced farmers’ access to the commodity.  What government did in this area was to leverage on the expanding public access to mobile telecommunication devices to facilitate quicker access to fertilizers.  This has increased fertilizer access to 94% from the previous 11%.  Our fertilizers no longer find their way to neighboring countries while the term ‘fertilizer scam’ is gradually being removed from our National lexicon.

This radical reform as well as other measures will ultimately boost the Agricultural Sector, lead to more job creation and attract foreign investment.

 

POWER SECTOR REFORMS

This is another area where Nigerians ought to appreciate the efforts of the Goodluck Jonathan administration in reducing incentives for corruption and ensuring better service delivery.

Having in mind that this is one sector where input hardly justified output and in view of the fact that the power sector has been variously mentioned in the various corruption index reports by international agencies, President Goodluck Jonathan gave a great push to reforming this sector in a radical manner.  The unbundling of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria into 18 successor companies and the open processes of privatizing them are the hallmark of all modern government transactions, which Nigeria had bought into being. With the involvement of the private sector in this very important industry, the Nigerian power sector is being made internationally competitive and less open to corruption. The sanitization of this important sector encouraged the Exim bank of the United States of America to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Government which will provide an investment window of 1. 5 billion dollars to the industry.This is the first time such a quantum of funds is being committed to any single project in Africa by the US Exim bank.

 

OIL AND GAS SECTOR REFORMS

The fight against corruption in the oil and gas sector of the Nigerian economy is perhaps the most fundamental of the current administration’s effort at combating crimes against the Nigerian economy.

You will all recall that in line with global best practices and the principal aim of the Nigerian Extractive industry and Transparency Initiative (NEITI), President Jonathan recently forwarded the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to the National Assembly for passage into law. Furthermore, the fuel subsidy regime, which had been a conduit pipe through which huge funds were siphoned from the National treasury, has been subjected to forensic scrutiny by various agencies and committees set up by Mr. President in the last twelve months.

It is of utmost importance to note that the report of the Aig- Imoukhuede Presidential committee on verification and reconciliation of subsidy claims and payments led to the arrest and arraignment of a number of individuals and firms by the EFCC. What further proof of political will is greater than the fact that sons of the present and former chairmen of the president’s political party are among those currently being prosecuted before competent courts of law over oil subsidy related corruption charges?

It is also on record that the president, upon receipt of the House of Representatives subsidy probe panel report, forwarded same to relevant security agencies with a firm instruction that there must be no sacred cows in the prosecution of culpable individuals and corporate entities.

The on-going implementation of this and the determination to do the same for the reports of other committees like the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force, the Dotun Suleiman committee charged with fashioning a corporate governance code for transparency, good governance and global best practices in the NNPC and oil companies, and the Kalu Idika Kalu committee on how to improve commercial viability and efficiency of our refineries, will undoubtedly result in the saving of huge sums of money hitherto stolen by corrupt public officials.

These are initiatives, which had not been taken by any previous government and for which President Jonathan ought to be commended by every patriotic Nigerian.

By the time the Petroleum Industry Bill is passed into law, Nigeria would have successfully broken the jinx of being a nation where global business rules and practices are flouted with impunity. Estimated annual earnings of 680 billion dollars would be added to our Gross Domestic product. Crude oil theft and other sharp practices are also being combated with much vigour by various security and regulatory agencies on the president’s instructions.

 

ELECTORAL REFORMS

The electoral system in any nation is a mirror of what values are held sacrosanct by the government and people.

We are all living witnesses to the monumental fraud, bribery, violence and other forms of corrupt practices, which pervaded the Nigerian electoral process before the last general elections.

It is to the credit of President Goodluck Jonathan that this important process has been sanitized in a manner unprecedented in our political history.

The reform carried out in this sector is responsible for the conduct of elections assessed by local and international observers as credible, free and fair.  The President, as you are all aware has upheld the sanctity of the electoral process by refusing to compromise global standards in any manner.  He has come out to congratulate winners of elections and promised to work with them even when his political party had lost in such elections.

For instance, under the old electoral dispensation, Governors like Adams Oshiomhole and Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, who belong to opposition parties, would simply have found it impossible to be re-elected. But thanks to the reforms instituted by this administration, which apart from increasing the funding of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has also through its other agencies, enlightened the Nigerian electorate on their rights and obligations, the wishes of voters are now supreme.

He has given the national electoral body a free hand to carry out its statutory duties without any form of direct or indirect manipulation. It takes a man who is committed to eradicating political corruption to do this in view of the apparent desperation of some politicians to capture power at all cost.

 

PORTS REFORMS

I also want to address your mind to a similar courageous anti-corruption initiative of the Jonathan administration in the on-going reform of the Nigerian ports.

Opportunities for bribery, documents forgery and other sharp-practices in the Nigerian ports have been substantially removed through a number of measures introduced by both the Ministries of Finance and that of Transport.

A Presidential committee on ports reform and monitoring has worked assiduously to reduce congestion in our ports. As of today, these efforts have resulted in the shortening of the time required to clear goods at the Nations ports from 4-6 weeks to less than 7 days with the ultimate goal of a 24-hour goods clearing policy.  The reform in this sector is, among other things, aimed at:

v Improving efficiency and transparency in ports operations and management in line with international best practices.

v Reduce charges and promote competition.

v Facilitate the development of the transport sector.

v Eliminate ports congestion.

v Reduce government’s financial burden.

 

JOB CREATION

The various initiatives of this administration to combat fraud and corruption may not eventually yield much result if jobs are not created and opportunities given to people to make a living in legitimate ways. This is why monies saved from the partial removal of petroleum subsidy in January 2012 is being injected into infrastructural development and job creation  under the Subsidy Re – investing Programme (SURE – P). The programme, which is being chaired by a distinguished Nigerian with impeccable record of integrity in public service will result in the creation of 50,000 jobs under the Graduate Internship Scheme in the next one year.

Let me seize this opportunity to clear a misconception about the nature and activity of this committee. The SURE-P committee is not like the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund of the Abacha regime. The committee was put together carefully, being made up of Nigerians of impeccable character and proven integrity. Their role is to ensure the judicious deployment of the funds accruing from the partial removal of subsidy on petroleum products so that Nigerians can track where the money goes. They do not originate projects, rather they fund projects already identified by various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government. Therefore, the question of probable project duplication does not arise.

The Youth enterprise with innovation in Nigeria, YOUWIN programme, is creating wealth making opportunities for young Nigerians by helping them to develop and execute business plans. The second phase of this scheme which was launched by Mr. President in September is providing opportunities for six thousand young graduates selected in a very transparent and value driven manner.

In the Agricultural sector, there is an aggressive job creation drive which is targeted at creating about 3.5 million jobs by 2014.Specially targeted in this programme are youths between age 18 and 35. This will also increase local production of food and raw materials, guaranteeing food security and resuscitating agro based local industries. The soundness and transparency of this initiative has attracted global partnership of international agencies like the World Bank, USAID, DFID, African Development Bank and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

With increased power out-put resulting from ongoing reforms in the power sector and increased interest of investors in the sector,small and Medium scale industry will thrive and prosper thereby creating more jobs for our teeming youths. This will create an economically stable polity and enhance the attainment of the 7th benchmark in effectively tackling corruption.

 

LEGAL AND JUDICIAL REFORMS

One major area which has been focused by critics of the present anti-corruption process is in the area of securing convictions of suspects accused of economic crimes within a reasonable time frame.  This has also been a major concern to the president.

You will recall that on the occasion of the swearing in of Justice Aloma Mukhtar as Chief Judge of the Federation in July this year, President Jonathan admonished the new CJ to consider the creation of special courts and designation of special judges to adjudicate on corruption cases.  In addition, the President as the head of the Executive Arm of government has also initiated a reform of the criminal justice system as a means of plugging loop holes often exploited by counsels to delay trial of persons accused of corruption.

A major step in this direction is putting together of the Administration of Criminal Justice (ACJ) Bill 2012 by the office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice.

The bill, which is currently before the National Assembly, seeks to ensure that the system of administration of criminal justice in Nigeria promotes speedy dispensation of justice, protection of the society from crime, and protection of the rights and interests of the defendant and the victim.

When passed into law, it will therefore eliminate incidents of frivolous injunctions, interlocutory motions, adjournments and other abuse of court processes by counsel employed by suspects in corruption cases.

I want to add that the set of laws and procedures involved in this reform have not been reviewed in almost fifty years.

Most of these reforms will require either constitutional amendments or a review of existing laws, which may take a little time in view of the intricacies of our democratic process. The President is nevertheless committed to ensuring that necessary reforms are carried out in our judicial system to add fillip to the fight against corruption.

Permit me to state that from the foregoing that in the annals of this country no government has shown greater courage or commitment to tackle corruption that the administration of Goodluck Jonathan.

Arising from his efforts, which has exposed corruption in both the public and private sector, the cynics and mischief makers in our midst are accusing Mr. President of presiding over corruption when in actual fact he should be commended for exposing it like no leader before him.

The recent KPMG report, which these cynics have gleefully quoted as having said that Nigeria is the most corrupt country in Africa, actually had something positive to say about the Jonathan administration’s war on corruption, which unfortunately, they have deliberately kept from Nigerians. That report notes that in the last once year the number of fraud cases in the country for the period under review fell from 520 to 503.

For those who consider the difference insignificant they would do well to consider the difference in terms of amount saved this country. KMPG says the value of fraud in naira terms decreased from N495 billion to N300 billion, a whopping N195 billion difference.

The audit body also corroborated the statement made last week by Ibrahim Lamorde, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that legal bottlenecks were frustrating the war on corruption when Olumide Olayinka, Head of Risk Consulting of KPMG Nigeria said:

“The general belief in Nigeria is that the legal system is not effective enough. There have been a lot of cases involving the banking and the Oil & Gas sectors or government that lead to prosecution. The current noticeable trend is that many cases either end with a plea bargain or are simply closed without any conviction”. This is the major area which President Jonathans reform in the judicial sector is meant to address.

 

CONCLUSION

Clearly, the war on corruption is being engaged head-on and systematically with the requisite political will and vigour and it will take the commitment of all and not just President Jonathan and his team, to see it to fruition. I therefore enjoin all stakeholders in the Nigerian project to support these initiatives and reforms as a sure route to a successful war on corruption in public offices .This was the same route, which nations that have successfully reduced corruption to its barest minimum took.

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Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by remzytimer: 3:43am On Jan 25, 2013
Tochinn: tongue[color=#000099][/color]. CAPITAL MUGU, PUTA

you are olodo's, ur research is half baked, okonjo is one of d Nigeria greatest icon with integrity and doing everything possible to transform d country and ensure a better economy.... This present administration is the best, things are getting better... Don't be consumed by ur present situation or allow it to blind u from seeing the truth and d goodness of the land

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Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by pheesayor(m): 6:07am On Jan 25, 2013
truth4meal: seriously can we just put this "major" achievements of GEJ in variance with that of Buhari in less than two years - maybe major achievements will have a proper meaning because so far these listed "achievements" is nothing but crumbs.
buhari built a refinery
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by jidewin(m): 7:00am On Jan 25, 2013
Kamanda: This Ify guy and his other 40laptop goats should organise an event at any market place in Nigeria and present these as achievement to the people.
Hahahahahahahahahaahhahha I go dye o!
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by ifihearam: 7:30am On Jan 25, 2013
Localamos:

You are as hateful as BH.

I feel so sorry for you.

you are very silly to say that,rubbish
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by princemaicheal: 7:33am On Jan 25, 2013
Kamanda:

Offcourse,your displays here on NL exposes you and your other 'names' as a shameless paid agent of the presidency.

Heartless,Rotten Maggot.

Folks like you should be dragged on the streets Unclad,beaten,hung upside down and burnt.Bombaklat.
Just look at the level you have taking this to!who deserve such a treatment?Even a murderer do not deserve such.In suggesting solutions we should sound human and logical.How do you differentiate yourself from the Boko-haram member on the street of Borno?Lets place reason ahead of emotions!
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by onoerime: 8:20am On Jan 25, 2013
Nosense. Tell him to embark on programs that has to do with the grassroot(common man on the streets). We need light, gud water, affordable houses, cheap cements, sell land at the cheapest rate to those that are ready to build, creation of jobs, give loan to small scale businesses, food items at its cheapest rate, create fixed price control on products. We are tired of these grammars jare
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by KnowAll(m): 8:27am On Jan 25, 2013
The revival of d railways should be commendable. That to me is one giant step for mankind( or should i say Nigerian kind). The people that ruled Nigeria b4 him were mad-men. How could u meet an operational train system and deliberately starve it off funds turning what was a vital life-line to millions of Nigerians into a pre-historic moribund relic. crazy country ruled by demented fools.
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by truth4meal(m): 9:37am On Jan 25, 2013
Symphony007: your insensitivity is stunning and your denial just plain foolish!! You call nigeria becoming thae second largest economy in africa crumbs? You want to compare an almost 7% growth rate to "war against indiscipline"? In the last few years nigeria has produced the richest black man and women and some of the richest individuals on the continet because of how dynamic and freew our economy is now. You want to compare that with the communist state buhari dreamth for nigeria. It's either you're ignorant to what you said or you're just plain dumb. One is offended.
oya were mon ti le ni? Abi o fe sho fo ni? What concerns reality with 7%? How does producing richest man or woman beneficial to d price of garrri? How objectively is 7% increase felt by the masses? Lemme give u a break with the question and lecture ur "cobwebbed" brain. What buhari achieved in less than 2 yrs PDP cannot achieve in 14yrs of their misrule. If don't knw impunity and it twin brother, corruption is the basic problem of the country anybody that can rid the country of that devil is a hero -Buhari. We don't need ratings or percentage or fractions; all we need is Buhari!!! And lest I forget, are u a learner?
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by lagerwhenindoubt(m): 10:05am On Jan 25, 2013
My People - why are you all quarreling? The FACT remains, the growth rate of Corruption is 10 times faster than the growth rate of the economy, so yes the economy is improving but the reason these benefits are not sustainable is that the Level of Corruption erodes it faster than it is being built.
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by nkemKalu: 10:14am On Jan 25, 2013
tomakint:
So who do you want now, give me name(s), I am waiting cool
We prefer Buhari...FULL STOP
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by tomakint: 10:36am On Jan 25, 2013
nkem Kalu: We prefer Buhari...FULL STOP
...and what do you think your BOKOHARI will do in a PDP-Controlled House? In an economy ravished by north-infested ghost workers? Fix with 70% of our budgets catering for redundant political appointees and perm secs? In case u av 4gotten, what took obj and Yar'Adua years struggling to fix, Jonathan got a pass mark there (electoral reforms) consider Agriculture too not even Obj a self-acclaimed farmer, did something worthwhile hmnnn cool
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by networkrecharg(m): 10:53am On Jan 25, 2013
truth4meal: seriously can we just put this "major" achievements of GEJ in variance with that of Buhari in less than two years - maybe major achievements will have a proper meaning because so far these listed "achievements" is nothing but crumbs.

guy dont be silly. what is BUhaRI
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by networkrecharg(m): 10:59am On Jan 25, 2013
GEJ for 2015. i love HIM.
Say No to terrorism and Terrorist even in leadership form. Dey are coming again but, NO WAY.
We are all ready. Was buhari not inplace when NTA news deceived Nigerians with ON-SHORE/OFF-SHORE Dycothomy[b][/b]
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by networkrecharg(m): 11:01am On Jan 25, 2013
network.recharg:
GEJ for 2015. i love HIM.
Say No to terrorism and Terrorist even in leadership form. Dey are coming again but, NO WAY.
We are all ready. Was buhari (So-call corruption) not in place when NTA news deceives Nigerians with ON-SHORE/OFF-SHORE DICOTHOMY[/size][b][/b]

WHAT IS DICHOTOMY AND WHY DON'T WE HEARS IT ON NTA News Since gej Took over.
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by cjfavour(m): 2:48pm On Jan 25, 2013
[quote author=tomakint]
Son, I am tossing you a challenge, kindly name one person that will 'fix' Nigeria if Jonathan is that bad, according to you![/quote I only those those who cannt develop nigeria. He who cannot fight corruption, he dt turn a blind eye when his party men are looting d country dry, he dt dosnt give a damn about nigerians, he who is nt transparent in his dealings. He dt have terrorists in his cabinet bt dsnt have d balls to reshuffle. He whose economic management policy is inconsistent. He who cannot take a stand on issue.WHO IS HE? Another set of ppl are those dt assembles d known thieves in their party,t a set of ppl dt gives ex convicts post in their party, those dt pays a criminal in a foreign jail. Those dt have convicted criminals as godfather in their midst. WHO ARE THEY?
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by Hardfact: 6:13pm On Jan 25, 2013
GEJ has got a lot goodwill which he's fast loosing. No matter how hard one tries it's difficult, real difficult, in the light of what we see to say he's doing fine. Sorry to say, GEJ's a big dissappointment to NigerDeltans and all Nigerians at large!
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by john29b: 6:24pm On Jan 25, 2013
why our so call government,
when they do somethine most de need to go to air and start publicizin, people we alway see what you have done good or bad time we always tell 2015 is still far stop talking about 2015 keep working and do yr best if not now people we alwals remember d good man.
ifihearam: MAJOR ECONOMIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE JONATHAN ADMINISTRATION

The Economy

Improvement in Economic Indices - In October 2011 International Ratings agency, Fitch Ratings revised the country’s Outlook upwards from Negative to Stable.

Standard and Poor’s another internationally respected and independent ratings agency, revised Nigeria's ratings from stable to Positive.

Signing into law the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Bill 2010 (Local Content Bill) which has increased Local Content in the Oil and Gas sector.

Ø As a direct result of that law Royal Dutch Shell awarded a N7.8 billion ($49.9 million) contract to a Nigerian firm, S.C.C Limited, for the manufacture of high pressure line pipes that would otherwise have been awarded to a foreign firm.

Ø As a result of this law, Exxon Mobil awarded an off shore platform contract to a local firm, NigerDockNig. PLC that would otherwise have been awarded to a foreign firm.

Initiating the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF). A seed capital of $1 billion was provided to kick start the fund as well as establish three sub funds- the Nigeria Infrastructure Fund; the Future Generations Fund and the Stabilization Fund which will be the pillars of the SWF.

Launched the Youth Enterprise with innovation in Nigeria (YOUWIN) initiative on the 11th October 2011 which is the administration's job creation centre piece.

Ø On Thursday April 12, 2012, 1,200 Nigerian youths emerged winners of the competition following a transparent process. Each winner receives a business start up grant of between 1 to 10 million Naira.

Foreign exchange reserves rose to $37.02bn by May 14, 2012, the highest level in 21 months.

On March 29th, 2011, The UK Government in London described Nigeria as the fourth fastest growing economy in the world.

On February 13 2012, President Goodluck Jonathan launched the Public Works Women and Youth Empowerment Programme, an intervention programme designed to employ 370,000 youths in the year 2012 with 30% of those jobs being reserved for women.

The Federal Government under President Jonathan has secured investment commitments worth 4.89 Trillion Naira.

Launched the NigComSat-1Rsatellite which will help expand Internet Bandwidth, monitor the weather and provide early warning to prevent natural disasters like floods, crop monitoring and urban planning. It has the attendant benefit of reducing the over $1 billion spent in purchasing Internet Bandwidth from abroad.

Nigeria’s banking industry rescued and stabilized by the establishment of the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) in the year 2010.

MasterCard made Nigeria its regional headquarters for its West/East and Indian Ocean islands zone raising the profile of Nigeria’s e-commerce industry.

Nigeria’s GDP grew by a record 8.29% during the last quarter of 2010 and by over 7% in 2011. In the first quarter of 2012 Nigeria had verifiably become the fourth fastest growing economy in the world as recently attested to by several multilateral bodies and trading partners.

Revival of the Textile industry via the 150 billion Naira Textile Industry Bailout. As a result the United Nigerian Textile Limited was reactivated amongst others and 2000 employees re-engaged.

Non oil exports from 2010 (standing at $2.3 Billion) and subsequent years are ten times what they were in 2000 (which were $200 Million) as a direct result of this administration’s intervention in the Textile Industry and Real Sector.
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by zakkyboy: 6:30pm On Jan 25, 2013
0lumide: Jonathan surrounded himself with mediocres like Okonjo Iweala when people like Pat Utomi is there.

Jonathan surrounded himself with liars, thieves and 40 lap dogs. Now we have a new low for non performance. Depending on hypothetical reports instead of simply coming out of aso rock to the Nigeria that isn't feeling the effect of those damn reports..


You're simply the mediocre here because even a blind man can see that NOI is highly qualified to hold that position.
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by Wadeoye(m): 6:31pm On Jan 25, 2013
john29b: why our so call government,
when they do somethine most de need to go to air and start publicizin, people we alway see what you have done good or bad time we always tell 2015 is still far stop talking about 2015 keep working and do yr best if not now people we alwals remember d good man.

Because they are not doing anything substantial. Hence, they must talk about it for people to know. Without this noise it would be like looking for a needle in heystack.
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by walexbiz: 7:39pm On Jan 25, 2013
tomakint:
Son, I am tossing you a challenge, kindly name one person that will 'fix' Nigeria if Jonathan is that bad, according to you!

GENERAL MUHAMMAD BUHARI[size=8pt][/size]14
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by simdam500(m): 11:49pm On Jan 25, 2013
Atleast he did sumtin, buh Mr. Gej, it would have been more beta if u put all dis aside and focus on security buh it never too late, u can still make it
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by tomakint: 11:55pm On Jan 25, 2013
walex_biz:

GENERAL MUHAMMAD BUHARI[size=8pt][/size]14
Is that your FINAL ANSWER? cool
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by brainyc: 12:06am On Jan 26, 2013
pls i want to know wat the Acn goernment have done that is extraordinay that should make we none yorubas to leave jonthan and follow them ok let it be state by state starting first wit lagos and akwaibom.ekiti and enugu.
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by brainyc: 12:19am On Jan 26, 2013
ywhy do yoruba people hate jonathan wit passion?
Re: Major Economic Achievements Of Goodluck Jonathan Administration by tomakint: 12:26am On Jan 26, 2013
brainy c: ywhy do yoruba people hate jonathan wit passion?
It's not a question of the Yorubas hating him, it's a matter of the naive and political neophytes ones amidst us hating on him for no justifiable reasons and they are all across every tribe!

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