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I will remain committed and focused to keeping Nigeria united and peaceful - Jonathan


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IMAGE: President Goodluck Jonathan wave to the crowd shortly after the conferment of se -lo-lia (Star of the Nation) on him during the courtesy visit to the king for the burial of the first Lady’s mother , M »
Nov.4.2013
 
 
President Goodluck Jonathan, weekend, reaffirmed his resolve to remain focused and keep the country a united and indivisible entity, despite the alleged campaign of calumny against his administration.President Jonathan, spoke in Yenagoa at the Second Bayelsa Thanksgiving Day anniversary.
 
Represented by the Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Capt Caleb Olubolade (rtd), the President said that his resolve was based on the belief that his Presidency was under the banner of God and made through a free and fair election.
 
He said: “On my part as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I will remain committed and focused to keeping Nigeria united and peaceful under the banner of God, who made it possible for me to be here as your elected President in that free and fair election.”
 
The President said that the people must show gratitude to God for the peace being enjoyed in the country, despite what he described as a few distractions.
 
Jonathan asked the people to support the successes noticed in the transformation agenda of the current administration at the state and federal levels.
 
The President, who hailed the state governor, Mr Seriake Dickson, for his leadership and for instituting a thanksgiving day in the state, emphasised the need to thank God at all levels, for His divine protection and guidance as they strive to bring about peace, development and prosperity.
 
“With what the state government is doing in terms of projects and programmes, the state government is keying into the transformation agenda of the Federal Government, the benefits of which I believe, will definitely turn things around for the better.”
 
Earlier in his remark, Governor Dickson called for active participation in the celebration of the Thanksgiving Day, saying that the event was for every Bayelsan within and outside the country.
 
Dickson expressed appreciation to the people of the state for their show of support, particularly the youths, whom he observed had not disrupted any on-going project in the state.
 
According to him, the existing peace was also attributable to the efforts of traditional rulers, security services and the unity among the three arms of government in the state.
Article Credit: Vanguard Newspaper

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