Stop lamenting about the poor state of the country and rather cooperate with the government – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to stop the lamentations over the poor state of the country and rather cooperate with the government; with the cooperation of Nigerians, the president believes that his government could make significant changes that could reposition Nigeria within four years.

The president was speaking shortly after swearing in the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Mr. Ekpo Nta, and five new permanent secretaries at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

While the president admitted that Nigeria could do better as a nation than what is currently obtainable, he said, “People talk about the 60s when Nigeria was on the same level with some countries. I think we should stop this lamentation… It does not take more than 10 years to change a nation from what others have done… Even within four years, we can make significant change to reposition Nigeria.”

The president also urged the appointees with seeing their new positions as a gift from God for service to humanity, adding that they must use the opportunity to serve Nigerians faithfully. Identifying corruption as one of the stumbling blocks to the nation’s development, Jonathan said all must be ready to fight the cankerworm.

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6 Comments

  • Look @ dis mumu, is talking trash
    U are just a big fool
    God will punish by 2015,.
    Useless ijaw man,.
    U are a big disgrace to d whole south-south as a whole
    foolish president
    u a mistake 4 is great con3

  • people are hungry of food & money to send there kids to school & pay for lent ur. talking about tomorrow. Hungry man no de listing to world of God. ever jesus he feed his follows

  • As a matter fact when going to northern Taraba state, to start from Lau LGC and Karim Lamido LGC. You will found that no raod, light, water to drink, no medication and snake bite you have to travel to general hospital Kaltungo in Gombe state. And the to local govt. Have population abaut 1.2M. And it look lick you are in another country.

  • @sylva, u deh craze 4ur head! U tink say ds president is 4 only ijaw or south south ppl? If u knw wat is gud 4u nw is 2 start up somfin“lazy man. GEJ d LORD is wif u

  • Corruption is really setting non politicians backwards. SUBEB, Bayelsa state is playing with the lives and welfare of its staff that were employed in 2011, hungry and poverty has set in. 3months salary is been owed,alongside this ravaging flood,we are in deed distressed and are lamenting, but who is listening? I for one has lost hope in democracy, restoration is very far frm us.

  • @Abdullahi Bakari & u blame Jonathan 4 all ur travail in dt area? Was it nt Danjuma Goje dt Developed Gombe State wen he ws d Governor, wat has Taraba State Governors been doing wit all d Federal Allocations? I served in Malala in Dukku LGA of Gombe State, so I know all dos area very well, wen I got to Gombe in 2004, dre were only 7 block houses in Gombe State Capital, d rest r mud houses, now Gombe has an Airport, dey hv a state owned university, dis apart frm other giant developmental strides of Goje, talk abt d road network, d schools, housing units, d State Tertiary Hospital, other cottagitals & many more, didn’t u hv a Governor as well as Gombe? For 52 yrs of independence, ur Pple hv ruled if nt up to 70%, y didn’t dey develop dt place? Shagari, Buhari, Babangida, Abacha, Abdulsalam & Yaradua, y wldn’t develop d place. Now u pple r abusing Jonathan.

    @Sylva or wat Eva u call urself, u must b a bastard, its only pple dt dn’t know hi dre father is dt go ahead & abuse men old enough 2 b dre father, cos if u hv a father, u’ll respect pple older Dan u. Jonathan met dis country in dis mess as he entered office, all wat is happening now started long ago, now unfortunately, its exploding in his regime… Pls u guys giv dis man space 2 work abeg!!! If u cn’t respect Jonathan’s age, u pple shld respect d office he holds, dt is d highest authority in dis land & wen u rubbish it how do u want other Countries to treat us as Nigerians? D fact dt Jonathan does nt want anybody’s blood on his head does nt mean he’s a coward & too weakly to act. Others hu ruled dis country wit iron hands, do u know how many pple dey killed in dis country 2 hv d peace dey had to rule d way dey did? Pls b more civil & respectful wen expressing urself. For now God has put him dre &dre’s little or nothing u cn do as a person 2 make him change his lifestyle, so stop complaining abt wat u cn’t change, jst live wit it & pray to ur God. If nt 4 anything, for d sake of d office he holds, he deserves some respect… 10Q!!!

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