Jonathan Assures Nigerians Of Power Supply And Job Creation As Quick As Possible

President Goodluck Jonathan has joined the rest of the world in celebrating the birth of Jesus and emphasizing the lessons of Jesus Christ on earth and its significance.

President Jonathan in a press statement said “In respective of our beliefs we can draw strength and inspiration from the Messiah’s enduring personification of selflessness, dedication to duty and commitment to the well-being of others.

He also added ‘The virtues and ideals of peace, tolerance, faithfulness, honesty, fairness, true wisdom, knowledge and understanding must remain relevant to us in Nigeria as we continue to grapple with the challenges of development and nation building’.

President Jonathan maintains that his government is doing its best to deliver on its promises to Nigerians.

According to him “While we continue to deal with the regrettable distractions posed by threats to peace and security in parts of the country, the federal government remains very focused on the primary objective of achieving significant improvements in priority areas such as, power supply, transportation, roads, health, education, job creation, agriculture and industrialization as quickly as possible’.

Aviation lawyer says Nigeria skies are safer

An aviation lawyer, Tunde Irukera said that the Nigeria aviation sector is getting safer and enjoying more patronage than before.

Mr Irukera was speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast program, Sunrise Daily.

Though, the aviation lawyer said the aviation industry have garnered more trust from Nigerians, more work need to be done to make the skies safer.

Lawmaker says Western rail line will be ready before December

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, Sahabi Ya’u on Sunday said that the Western Rail Line which is expected to connect Lagos, Ibadan, Jebba and Kaduna to Kano would be fully operational before the end of this year.

Brighter days ahead for Nigeria's railway.

Mr Ya’u who disclosed this while addressing journalists in Abuja, said that the Western Rail Line, which is 90 per cent completed, would have started functioning long time ago “if not for the Akere Bridge that collapsed’’.

“I assure Nigerians that the line would be in use before the end of this year; it’s just remaining some little finishing touches.’’

He said the committee would, in the next few days, embark on an oversight visit to the Eastern Rail Line project where “work is going on at a slow pace’’.

“In the next one or two weeks, we will be out on oversight duty and we will make sure that every kobo that is put into the railway project is spent wisely.’’

He said rehabilitation work had also started on some narrow gauge lines inherited from the colonial masters.

He said there was also budgetary provision for standard gauge rail lines from Lagos to Ibadan, and from Itakpe to Ajaokuta.

The Senator said that there was provision in the 2012 budget for the completion of the Itakpe-Ajaokuta standard gauge line, which will transport steel products to the ports.

He said the projects and the Abuja-Idu-Kaduna standard gauge line were expected to be completed before the end of this year, adding that the standard gauge lines were being constructed in phases because of the amount of money involved.

“We want to start the standard gauge in segmentation; it is being segmented instead of being awarded in whole because it is a very huge amount of money, which the country cannot afford at once.

“In the next few years, we will be having standard gauge rail lines running from Lagos to Kano and from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri,’’ he said.