2013 Will Be The Year Of Nigeria’s Glory – Doyin Okupe Reviewed by Momizat on . The Senior Special Adviser on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr Doyin Okupe, has prophesized that the new year will be a prosperous year for Nig The Senior Special Adviser on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr Doyin Okupe, has prophesized that the new year will be a prosperous year for Nig Rating:
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2013 Will Be The Year Of Nigeria’s Glory – Doyin Okupe

The Senior Special Adviser on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr Doyin Okupe, has prophesized that the new year will be a prosperous year for Nigerians and it will be the year that the nation’s glory shall blossom.

Dr Okupe made the prediction on our breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, which focused on an appraisal of the federal government’s performance for the outgoing year.

Despite the numerous disasters, insurgencies and challenges that plagued the nation in 2012, the President’s aide claimed that the federal government has recorded huge successes in areas of employment, infrastructure and power amongst others.

He gave a positive forecast for the coming year, saying the coming year will be the year of Nigeria’s glory.

“2013 is the year of Nigeria’s glory, the president has said it, good things are coming to Nigeria, the future is very bright and very good…. there will be light, there will be power” he stated.

This is coming just after President Goodluck Jonathan, on Sunday promised Nigerians that his administration would perform better in 2013 and improve on their welfare in all aspects. The President gave the assurance while speaking shortly after he had laid the foundation stone of the Living Faith Foundation’s Bible College in Kaduna.

The president’s aide reeled out some plans the government has for the new year which includes a commercial farmers scheme for unemployed graduates.

“In 2013, the administration will implement a Young Graduates Commercial Farmers Scheme, which will absorb 780,000 graduates in its first phase and provide an estimated four million jobs in the agricultural sector in the first year” he said.

Some of the achievements of the Jonathan administration in 2012 according to Dr Okupe, are that “the administration at the end of 2011 earmarked 22 airports for rehabilitation and reconstruction and by the end of October this year, over 50 percent had been commissioned for public use with. The remaining 11 would be completed in 2013.”

“In addition to remodeling, government will also in early 2013 begin the construction of five new airport terminals in Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Enugu as well as six cargo terminals to be managed under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Scheme,” Okupe said.

He urged Nigerians to be hopeful for a better year in 2013 as foundation had already been laid for it this year.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/gideon.agadaga Gideon Agadaga

     Well,lets wait and see,because this is not the first time that government officials has said it. I just hope that Dr Okupe will not regret later next year. Compliments of the Season Nigerian

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UNFHIMCY7RFLLCSIBIQFXL7GI4 Uche Paschal

    Any way, i will not blame him, he is doing his work as a public affair adviser. His appointment will soon expire and another person will come out with Government promising Heaven on Earth. Talkative and Dormant Government is what we have.

  • http://twitter.com/FranklinU1 FranklinU

    Someone please tell GEJ and his advisors, less promises and more delivery. All we hear is one promise after another. if they delivered on even a fraction of these promises people would be dancing in the streets rather than walking around in anger.

  • sotonye anga

    Dr Okupe have made a valid point on job creation based on
    the initiatives of the Minister of Agriculture. I am aware that under the Youth
    Employment in Agriculture Program (YEAP) as he said, 758,500 jobs will be
    created for Nigerian youths beginning from 2013 when the YEAP takes effect and
    3.5 million jobs by 2015, with marked increase in food production by 20 million metric
    tons. YEAP will bring about a change in the labour composition of Nigerian farmers
    and drive Nigeria’s Agricultural revolution. Our hardworking, purposeful and
    dynamic Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina CON, in working the
    transformation agenda of President Jonathan has put together a very robust
    strategy to achieve the YEAP in 2013. It is important to note that once we get
    our Agric sector right, great things will happen because Agric has very high
    potentials for job creation, poverty reduction, food security, and diversify
    the nation’s economy. I convinced, that President Jonathan means well for
    Nigeria and 2013 will be a very good year for Nigerians and Nigeria, as we will
    begin to see and experience the good results of all the efforts put together by
    the Government to better the lives of Nigerians. Therefore, the time to make Nigeria a
    better place is now! Let us join hands to make it happen.

    GOD bless Nigeria.

  • Olorundare

    DR OKUPE don’t have any truth in him. when will they stop deceiving there. oga gan oooooo!

  • ChinyelugoO

    DR. OKUPE SEEMS BEREFT OF TRUTH , INTEGRITY AND IDEA.I AM DISAPPOINTED IN YOU AND UR MASTER. I BELIEVE U ARE RANTING ALL THESE FOLLY BECAUSE U ARE IN THE SYSTEM AND BENEFITTING FROM IT. JUST KNOW U MAY BE PLAYING TO THE GALLERY TODAY TO COVER PROSECUTION FOR UR ILLEGALITIES AND HUMONGOUS SCAM, IN VARIOUS UNDONE CONTRACT AS OTHERS LIKE U  DID TO AJAOKUTA STEEL MILL. BUT FOR SURE THERE IS A DAY OF RENDERING ACCOUNT, WHICH U MUST SURE DO, EITHER HERE OR IN THE HERE AFTER. SOME OF THOSE IN UR CAHOOT HAVE ALREADY STARTED DANCING TO THE SONG OF GOD’S RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT. LOOK AT U TALKING LIKE A DRUNK,HOW DO U SPEAK OF  FIXING THE STEEL MILLS AND HAVE NOT LIFTED A PIN IN THE MOST IMPERATIVE POWER GENERATION. DONT WORRY U WILL BE THERE JUST FOR A MINUTE AND THERE AFTER U WILL ANSWER TO POSTERITY. I WISH U WELL!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001183336882 Margaret Ami Osiobor

    I totally agree with Mr. Sam Omatseye’s comment during his own interview; Dr. Okupe struggled throughout this interview trying to make convincing comments that would put Nigerians at ease. The Nigerian government did make some progress this year, for example the investigation into the alleged fuel subsidy scam; but when weighed against the negatives, we cannot help our disappointment.
    He addressed alot of issues like power, security, unemployment and so on.
    On security, I think the government has to take a cue from developed countries who make their security system a cooperative affair between the government and the citizens. The citizens should be accurately involved in ensuring peace and security in our nation. How can this be made possible? Give us a functioning phone number to dial in the case of suspicious movements or activities!
    Dr. Okupe was also extremely positive concerning the power sector. For some time now, we have been hearing of an “increase” in power generation; what about transmission and distribution. There might be an increase in generation but the masses sure haven’t seen any evidence of this.
    Aside from the government, we also ave to look within us. A country cannot be excellent if her citizens are the exact opposite.Let us pay our tax and bills, obey laws, discourage cheating and all social vices, and we’ll see that our country will survive.

    Osiobor Margaret,
    Caleb University, Imota, Lagos

  • http://www.facebook.com/mycountry.naija Mycountry Naija

    lol refinery being compared with cars only in Nigeria this can happen. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/mycountry.naija Mycountry Naija

    WHY ARE NIGERIANS ALLOWING THERE LEADERS CONTINUE TO CALL THEM FOOLS

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