President Goodluck Jonathan, says power will be reasonably stable across the country before the middle of 2014.
Speaking to a congregation of Christian Faithful in a New Year Service in Abuja on Wednesday, Jonathan promised that his administration would do its best to ensure a vibrant economy, create more jobs, uphold good governance and provide food for Nigerians.
The year 2014 is a special year in Nigeria’s history, as it marks modern Nigeria’s 100 years of existence.
“All Nigerians should endeavour to know the areas they will participate as we celebrate the nation’s centenary,” Jonathan said.
He pleaded with politicians to place priority on the interest of the country more than their individual interests.
“As we continue to play politics in that direction. Leaders will come and go but the country will stay,” he said.
The president said that the expected stable power supply before the middle of the year would stimulate the economy.
New owners had on November 1 2013, taken over the unbundled Power Holding Company of Nigeria, a process that has been described as the most transparent in West Africa.
Also speaking at the service, Senate President, David Mark, called on Nigerians to make concerted efforts to end the security challenges facing the nation.
“It is not the fact that we have security challenges that is the issue. It is what we are doing to bring this to an early and logical conclusion,” he said.