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Chibok Abduction Beginning Of The End Of Terror In Nigeria – Jonathan

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN DECLARING OPEN THE 2014 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ON AFRICA IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (8/5/14).

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN DECLARING OPEN THE 2014 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ON AFRICA IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (8/5/14).

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday expressed optimism that the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, would be the end to terror in the country.

The President said this at the opening plenary of the World Economic Forum on Africa holding in Abuja.

Jonathan, who said that Nigeria was proud to host the event for the first time it was coming to West Africa, thanked participants for coming at a time Nigeria was facing terror attacks.

Jonathan thanked China, the US, United Kingdom and France who volunteered to assist Nigeria in the rescue efforts of the girls and in fighting the terrorists

“Let me specially thank all of you for accepting to come. Especially this time that as a nation we are facing attacks from terrorists.

“Let me appreciate you individually and collectively for your support and your sentiment.

“In fact by your presence here in Nigeria at this time, you have already supported us to win the war.

“If you have refused to come because of fear, the terrorists would have jubilated and even have committed more havoc.

“Your coming here to support us morally is a major blow on the terrorists and by God’s grace we will conquer the terrorists.

“Let me use this opportunity to thank the other countries who have volunteered to help us in terms of rescuing the abducted girls. The government of China has promised to assist us and I believe that assistance will come almost immediately.

“US, UK and France have also spoken to me and expressed their commitment to assist us.

“I believe that the kidnapping of these girls will be the beginning of end to terror in Nigeria”, he said.

The President said the theme of the Forum, “Creating Jobs and inclusive Growth”, was critical to Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.

He said job creation was a global challenge and nearly all countries of the world, of class and position, faced the problem of unemployment.

Jonathan noted that the unemployment problem in Africa was compounded by its youthful population.

He, therefore, tasked African leaders to place utmost priority on employment creation to forestall damning prediction of additional 122 million unemployed workforce by 2020.

President Jonathan said that wealth creation had been the main focus of his administration’s transformation agenda through mobilisation and diversification of the economy.

He also said that his government recognised that the private sector must be the agent of growth and job creation and it was, therefore, putting in place programmes to support the sector.

Jonathan said that the Nigerian economy had grown rapidly at about seven per cent in the last 10 years and the country was now the largest economy in Africa and 26th in the world.

He, however, said the robust economy was yet to translate into jobs creation and government was working hard to create jobs for people.

Specifically, Jonathan said government was focussing on specific sectors which has high job creation potentials such as agriculture, manufacturing, housing, construction and the servicing sectors.

Jonathan said that government was also giving attention to small and medium scale enterprises to create sustainable jobs. (NAN)

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  1. ibrahim

    May 10, 2014 at 12:10 am

    you must be very stupid,a heartless human being like you saying that from your mouth,

  2. ibrahim

    May 10, 2014 at 12:15 am

    you are talking about your school.what of the girls ,whose parents are dere without sleeping

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

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The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

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Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Matawalle who is a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party.”

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Governor Matawalle made this comment in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday.

He expressed that he would rather commend Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable.”

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Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

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“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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