President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday, February 27, 2015 arrived Asaba, Delta State for a two-day working visit.
On his arrival, the President accompanied by the governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, and other prominent Nigerians, paid a courtesy visit to the palace of the Asagba of Asaba where he was warmly received by the monarch and council of chiefs.
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While speaking to the council of chiefs, President Jonathan listed out some of his achievements and also assured them that his administration would make sure peace and security is restored in all parts of the country.
According to the President, his administration has always done what is best for Nigeria, asserting: “I want to re-assure you that as a party, we will do our best to bring peace and security to the country, and fast-track economic development in all parts of the country.”
“We have tarred over twenty-five thousand kilometres of the thirty six thousand kilometres (36, 000 km) Federal Roads and we promise to complete the remaining ones and open up more arterial roads when re-elected,” he said.
“We also saw the need to establish Maritime University for high-powered man-power development in the Maritime Sector; we are moving the country forward.
“We are not resting on our oars in concluding the privatisation of the power sector as we believe that to improve the small and medium enterprise sector, power is very important. We believe that by next year, we would have concluded 100 per cent privatization of the power sector, it will take a life of its own with epileptic power supply becoming a thing of the past.”
In conclusion, President Jonathan thanked the Asagba of Asaba and other royal fathers for their support for his administration promising that he would not disappoint them.
The President’s re-election ambition was also endorsed by the monarch and council of chiefs present