- Category: GENERAL
- Published on Monday, 17 September 2012 08:32
- Written by Oronto Douglas
”Under the most daunting circumstances, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan took over the leadership of the country in May 2010. The death of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua that month led to the ascendancy of then Vice-President Jonathan at a time
of considerable political tension in the land. A year later, he was elected President in what was globally acclaimed as one of the most credible elections in the history of Nigeria.
However, that was just the beginning of a journey, for the President inherited a nation faced with several longstanding challenges. But with a purpose of Transformation, President Jonathan has maintained his focus and marched on in his determination to leave Nigeria a far better place than he met it.
Relying on some of his vital assets of humility, civility and inclusivity, the President has undertaken the mission of governance with calm and the fear of God and respect for all Nigerians. His commitment to the Transformation Agenda is yielding positive results, as can be seen in this book.
Solid foundations have been laid in agriculture, infrastructure, healthcare, petroleum, aviation, education and electricity as well as other key areas of the economy. I believe the country can only get better.
Democracy thrives when the lives of the people are being touched productively and positively. However, because of the weight of expectations, there is always the tendency for cynics to think that no progress is being made in the present.
This is understandable. Nigerians are extremely hungry for development. We rightfully seek torrential showers, not little drops, of development.
Nevertheless, it is said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a step. The President Goodluck Jonathan Administration has no doubt recorded giant steps in the drive to make Nigeria a better place for all.
The highlights of the progress report of the ministries under this young Administration are documented in this publication, which is the first volume in the series.
The second volume, which will follow shortly, will highlight the achievements of the agencies and parastatals”.
Please download the full report: Sure_and_Steady_Transformation_Volume_One
Special Adviser to the President on Research, Documentation and Strategy