President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday in Abuja expressed excitement at the N10, 000 donated toward his re-election by a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Ezemagu Nnamdi.
The president’s excitement was contained in a statement issued by Dr Reuben Abati, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.
Abati said that the president was deeply touched and encouraged by the immense support from Nigerians in a letter to the young Nigerian identified as the donor, currently serving.
The president was quoted as saying he would continue to count on the support, goodwill and prayers of patriotic Nigerians as he strives to give the best possible leadership to the country.
Jonathan said he was deeply touched and encouraged by the immense support his administration continued to receive from young Nigerians from across the country.
He said “your gracious gesture is particularly gratifying, coming as it does from one of our nation’s vibrant and gifted youth who are our successor generation.
“It is for them our administration is unequivocally committed to providing the requisite environment to optimally realise their tremendous creative and productive potential.
“As I carry on with the task of positively transforming our country for its God-ordained greatness and prosperity, I will continue to count on the goodwill as well as the practical and prayerful support of committed patriots like you”, the president wrote.
He thanked the youth corps member for the donation, which was received ahead of the PDP’s adoption of the president as its sole candidate for the 2015 presidential elections on Thursday.
Mr. Jonathan also welcomed Nnamdi’s expression of faith in Federal Government’s ongoing efforts to reposition the country for sustained growth and development.
He assured the corps member and other young Nigerians that he would continue to do his best in the service of the nation in keeping with their trust and expectations.
In a letter accompanying his donation, Nnamdi was said to have assured President Jonathan of the continued support of patriotic Nigerians and urged him to seek re-election in 2015.
He said “Nigerians are behind you. We see your good works in power, transportation, education, housing, ICT, sports, electoral reforms, observation of the principle of federal character and the creation of investment opportunities.
“The insurgents who are trying to destabilise your administration are enemies of peace and progress. You will surely defeat them”, Abati quoted the youth corps member as saying.