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|President Goodluck Jonathan And Failed Promises by 9jawikileaks(m): 8:03pm On Jun 11, 2012|
President Goodluck Jonathan since his assumption of office has failed Nigerians in the aspect of promises he made severally during his political campaigns staged in various parts of the country. initially the confidence given to the president was backed by the average citizen of Nigeria with the hope that the president was going to bring in the change we all had waited for. according to his campaign slogan (a breath of fresh air) we all thought that by now Nigeria would have been a better place to stay in but the case is re-verse as the growing case of bomb blasts by Islamist group (Boko Haram), the rising case of corruption, and the inability of the government to tackle it, the political influence being imposed on the judiciary and all are all black-lining the political dreams we all had for the Goodluck Jonathan administration and his promises for a better Nigeria.
here are some of the political promises Goodluck Jonathan promised Nigerians:
1. The president promised Nigerians that by February 2011, the power sector was going to be privatized as individual companies will handle the power generating capacity and distribution of power to Nigerians.. till date the PHCN is not still privatized but they ARE TALKING ABOUT INCREASING TARIFFS OF POWER SUPPLY when they aren't even giving electricity to the average Nigerian.
2. The President stated that the price of cement was going to be reduced to a minimum of N1, 000.00 per bag, initially the price of cement dropped from N1, 900 to N1, 500 due to the promise the average Nigerian was hoping for the reduction to reach the said minimum but as of now, today the price of cement in nigeria is at the highest maximum of N2, 300.00 per bag. this is even a worse scenario than the time the promise was given.
3. On February 23, last year, the President had mounted the podium at Enyimba Stadium, Aba, to inaugurate his presidential campaign in Abia State. There, he promised that the Federal Government would tackle squarely, the erosion menace that was threatening in the state and the entire South-East zone. He said although the past leaders of the country had intervened in tackling the problem in the past, in the next four years, if he was voted for, the government would face the menace “squarely”.
He also promised that the FG would endeavour to restore the glory of Aba so that it would play a key role in the much talked about vision 2020. He said the main aim of vision 2020 was the industrialization of the country, saying with the potential that abound in Aba, the city would be one of the centres for the industrialization of the nation. this promise till date is not still fulfilled.
4. For the people of Jos, they won’t forget the many promises the President has made in the area of security. He started by assuring them of government’s determination to restore peace to the once-peaceful state while serving as vice president. While deploying soldiers to the city on January 18, 2010 after a sectarian violence that led to the death of more than 180 people, he said peace would soon return to the city. More than two years after giving the assurance, peace has yet to return as more people are being killed day after day.
5. In the area of development, Jonathan also swore to replicate the Asian Tiger feat in Nigeria. But with the closure of many industries, observers are wondering how this will be done. “Many factories have relocated to Ghana either because of lack of power or because of the insecurity that has pervaded the country. But let us wait. He has three more years to go,” says Mr. Ajayi Ipoola, an industrialist. While signing the 2012 budget, Jonathan also vowed “to sack heads of departments and parastatals indicted for lobbying members of the National Assembly for upward review of their budget.”
6. in the area of education, President Goodluck Jonathan promised to build new federal universities in every Geo-political zone of the country and at least one new university in every state, at least accounting for 42 new universities, -- no need to further the argument here....case closed.
7. we all know the headache the feared Islamist group Boko-Haram has brought to our beloved country.
Neither Nigeria nor the nascent administration of President Jonathan has enjoyed peace since that first bomb went off. OVER THE PERIOD there have been countless promises by the president to tackle the space of bomb blast, here we re-call them: Few minutes after the October 1, 2010 multiple bomb blasts at the Eagle Square in Abuja, President Jonathan assured Nigerians that the perpetrators of the act will be brought to justice. He said, "These are terrorists. We know them, we know their sponsors, we are on their trail and by God's grace, some of them will face the law."
Less than three months after the first series of bomb blasts in Abuja, another bomb explosion rocked the well known Abacha Barracks on the New Year's Eve of 2011 in Abuja where several innocent Nigerians died. Again, President Jonathan assured Nigerians that the perpetrators will be brought to book. He said, "There shall be no sacred cows. All, no matter how remotely connected to these incidents, must be brought to justice. They must be made to pay. No one, and we repeat, no one, can make this nation ungovernable."
the He said, "About two months ago, I addressed the nation and said 'Enough is enough.' I meant what I said and the Federal Government will, with level-headedness but urgent priority, take appropriate steps to bring justice to those behind the dastardly attack. I promised an era of transformation and I will not waver in that commitment nor allow any force hamper that resolve to bring about those positive changes that the common man in Nigeria desires and has patiently waited for."
While Nigerians were still recovering from the shock of the Police Headquarters bombing, Boko Haram finally joined the league of internationally recognized terrorist groups when they attacked the United Nations' building in Abuja in August 2011, killing over 23 staff members of the UN. President Jonathan again assured the international community that the perpetrators will be brought to book and boasted of an end to the era of the sect in Nigeria.
He said, "The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria utterly condemns the barbaric, senseless and cowardly attack on the United Nation's Building in Abuja. The attack is a most despicable assault on the United Nations' objectives of global peace and security, and the sanctity of human life to which Nigeria wholly subscribes.
The dare devils, confident that the security agencies are losing the battle on terrorism launched an attack on Christians during the Christmas Day celebration in a Catholic Church in Madalla, Niger State, killing over 40 worshipers and destroying vehicles worth millions of Naira. President Jonathan in his usual sermon after any bomb blast assured Nigerians that the perpetrators of the crime will be brought to book.
He said, "This government remains resolute in resolving the security challenges that confront the nation. I want to reassure all Nigerians that government will not relent in its determination to bring to justice all the perpetrators of today's acts of violence and all others before now."
The recent setback in the proposed negotiation between representatives of the federal government and the Boko Haram sect leaves little to be desired in the fight against growing insurgency in the country. While the old speculations about the imminent changes in the security chain in the country is still in the offing, political and security observers believe that a change in leadership will have little or no effect if the core issues are not addressed.
Contrary to the solemn promise made to Nigerians by President Jonathan when he took the oath of office, it appears bomb blasts and terrorism according to the President, are a "burden Nigerians must live with."
While it is safe to tone down on the heap of criticisms been lashed out at the president, the truth must however be told that the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria empowers the president to use any means possible to protect the lives and property of every Nigerian. Whether the coming days, months or seasons will change the security situation in the country will be based primarily on the decisions President Jonathan makes.
The list can still go on and on of the failed promises the President has made to Nigerians, and we would wish you all to comment on this article with failed promises the president has made to you either directly or in-directly.
|Re: President Goodluck Jonathan And Failed Promises by krisdani: 8:38pm On Jun 11, 2012|
the President is obviously full of unfulfilled promises. before he came into office, i assumed that he will bring about change in Nigeria but that assumption today is dead as his tenure is prooving to be the worst in the last decade of governance in nigeria.
the promise i can remember that he made to me diectly when he visited my state (Rivers-State) was the completion and dualization of the east-west road, till date the project hasnt even seen life talk less of near completion.
|Re: President Goodluck Jonathan And Failed Promises by 9jawikileaks(m): 8:44pm On Jun 11, 2012|
you need to see the state of the road,, they havent even done 10% of the project but billions of naira has already been released..
|Re: President Goodluck Jonathan And Failed Promises by Laryokeke: 10:02pm On Jun 11, 2012|
I've never seen a work of criticism so constructively structured all week long!
This article says it all and though don't blame GEJ too much... I loved every word!
|Re: President Goodluck Jonathan And Failed Promises by Beanscake: 8:32pm On Aug 10, 2016|
|Re: President Goodluck Jonathan And Failed Promises by SonofDevil: 8:48pm On Aug 10, 2016|
We dey observe
|Re: President Goodluck Jonathan And Failed Promises by aspirebig: 10:18pm On Aug 10, 2016|
Who is living life backward with this?
In 2012, Dollar was still under #200, fuel was #87 per litre, Bag of rice was #7, 500, etc.
This is 2016, everything is worse now. Just leave Jona alone.
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