The Presidency has outlined several cogent reasons why incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan deservers to be re-elected by Nigerians ahead of the Saturday,March 28, 2015 presidential poll.
The reasons were contained in an article published in the current edition of the State House’ in-house magazine, Villascope titled “Twelve reasons to support Jonathan” which highlighted the many achievements of President Jonathan.
Quoting the article’s take on the transformation of the education sector:
“Jonathan built 125 Almajiri schools, 14 universities and special schools for girls in 27 states.
“He gave 101 scholarships to first-class graduates to pursue postgraduate courses in the best 25 universities in the world.
“He sponsored 7,000 lecturers of federal and state universities and polytechnics for postgraduate studies to improve quality teaching.”
Other reasons highlighted included the transport sector, where about 25,000 kilometers of road had been rehabilitated/constructed as against the 4,500 kilometers which were motorable as at the commencement of the current administration, adding that this along with the resurrection of the railway system which now has some 5 million Nigerians travelling by rail, had tremendously reduced the average travel time nationwide, not forgetting the massive rehabilitation of major airports.
The article also spoke glowingly of the new-look agricultural sector, improved power supple, heath care services, security, economic transformation and the participation of Nigerian’s in the downstream oil sector which has greatly increased.
The presidency further availed that President Jonathan has increased the access to housing by
building 61,000 housing units in the 6 geo-political zones.