A group of business moguls, cutting across entrepreneurs in oil and gas, manufacturing, telecommunication, banking and IT, under the umbrella of Corporate Forum (CF) on Monday, March 23, 2015 threw its weight behind the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan, stating that the president had fulfilled his 2010 campaign promise contained in the Transformation Agenda.
Speaking to journalists at the National Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) in Lagos, the Chairman of CF, Funsho Lawal, flanked by Directors, Grag Mbadiwe and Francis Kudayo said the CF took its decision in view of the reforms of the President Jonathan adminsitration which has seen Nigeria rank as the number one economy in Africa, one of the fastest growing in the world and the number one destination of Direct Foreign Investment in Africa.
Lawal said: “The reasons the Corporate Forum is endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term in office is because we have discovered that the President has fulfilled his 2010 campaign promises anchored on the Transformation Agenda to bring a breath of fresh air to all sectors of the economy and the polity.”
“President Jonathan’s score card of transformation cuts across virtually in all sectors such as fiscal management reforms, financial sector reforms, pension reforms, local content reforms, job creation reforms, manufacturing reforms, agricultural reforms, housing reforms, aviation sector reforms, ports and harbour reforms, water and sanitation sector reforms and railway reforms.
“Other areas the President has done well include; information and technology reforms, human capital reforms, education reforms, women, youth empowerment and social safety net, power reforms, trade and industry reforms, new solid minerals policy, health sector reforms, the freedom of information act and convening of the national conference.”
Also speaking at the parley was Mr. Kudayo, who enthused thus: “The reforms initiated by President Goodluck Jonathan have resulted in Nigeria being the number one economy in Africa; one of the fastest growing economies in the world and the number one destination for Foreign Direct Investment in Africa. Details of all the reforms are verifiable and we have provided them in a booklet titled, President Goodluck Jonathan Innovative Reforms (2010-January 2015).”