President Jonathan Visits Warri, Speaks Of Economic Gains
The President has visited Warri in Delta State to join in the celebration of the 26th Jubilee Festival of the Word of Life Bible Church and the birthday of the President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ayo Oritsejafor.
President Goodluck Jonathan during his address assured Nigerians that the country is on the right path to development in spite of its present challenges, adding that there are evidences of the improvements.
President Jonathan said the Transformation Agenda is on course and urged Nigerians to continue to support his policies and programmes for the betterment of the country.
He said Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has seen a leap by about seven percent, adding that the growth has been confirmed by several international rating agencies.
The President and Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor however disagreed on compensation for victims of Boko Haram attacks in the North.
While the CAN President asked the Federal Government to immediately set up a compensation committee for victims, President Jonathan insisted that his administration would not pay compensation but would only assist victims of the Islamic sect’s onslaughts.
On efforts to restore sanity in that part of the country, President Jonathan said the State of Emergency declared in some states of the North has recorded significant progress.
He assured Nigerians that the Federal Government would continue to do its best to flush out the insurgents and restore sanity and commended the military for being proactive in the war against terrorism.
President Jonathan also assured Nigerians that the country would witness stable electricity supply with the recent privatisation of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and its subsidiaries.
The service was attended by Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, his counterparts from Cross River and Plateau states, Liyel Imoke and Jonah Jang respectively as well as representatives of Bayelsa and Benue governors, traditional rulers and other eminent Nigerians.