Despite losing the March 28 presidential election to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) of the All Progressives Congress, President Goodluck Jonathan is still working for Nigerians, the Presidency said on Sunday.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, made the clarification in a message he posted on his Facebook page on Sunday.
The presidential aide was reacting to reports that the present administration, which winds down on May 29, had abandoned some of its ongoing projects because of the defeat Jonathan suffered in the polls.
Abati insisted that there was no truth in the reports.
He said contrary to the reports, Jonathan was still busy working for Nigerians as their President.
Evidence that works had not stopped under the Jonathan administration, Abati said, could be seen at the site of the second Niger Bridge which is currently under construction, ongoing work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as well as the Abuja-Kaduna Railways, among others.
While thanking Nigerians for allowing Jonathan to serve them, Abati expressed the hope that the transformation being witnessed under the current administration would be sustained under the incoming Buhari administration.
Abati noted that President Jonathan gave the assurance that he remained committed to service and sacrifices for Nigeria in whatever capacity he finds himself.
The presidential spokesman, who attached a video of the ongoing work on the second Niger Bridge, wrote, “A short video from the site of the second Niger Bridge which is currently under construction according to project schedule.
“Our projects have not been deserted as some reports give.
“From Lagos-Ibadan Road to Abuja-Kaduna Railways and Kashimbilla Dam, which are set for commissioning, we are still working for you.
“President Jonathan prays for the incoming administration led by General Buhari to achieve even as we hope that this transformation continues.
“We thank you for letting us serve you.
“President Jonathan maintains that service and necessary sacrifices will be his lifelong commitment to Nigeria in whatever capacity”.