The Deputy Chairman, Finance Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme, said she is confident President Goodluck Jonathan would be returned to power in the March 28 presidential elections.
“PDP will have a resounding victory. That is very clear,” she told Niger Delta youths at the weekend in Asaba
Olejeme, who sought the support of the young and old to make Nigeria great, said President Jonathan would work closely with all Nigerians.
“The youth are Nigeria’s future. To this end, the PDP government will continue to spread employment opportunities across the country and ensure every youth has access to quality education that could secure them a place in a globalised and highly competitive job market.
Promising that President Jonathan will continue to accelerate the social, political and economic development of Nigeria, Olejeme cited environmental protection, social safety nets for the vulnerable population, development of the agricultural, livestock and fishing industries, expansion of infrastructural projects, especially roads, energy and transport, expansion in jobs, food security, national security, people-led governance, quality education, health care, and national unity as top priority items in the Jonathan-led PDP government.
The Jonathan-led PDP government, she said, not only put in place transparent systems but revitalised the country’s manufacturing, agriculture and tourism sectors.
“President Jonathan established 12 federal universities. His administration through the National Universities Commission (NUC) gave rise to quality international and local private universities across the country. He tarred over 25,000 kilometres of the 36,000-kilometre of federal roads. He completed over 90 per cent of narrow gauge rails. He implemented the Nigerian content law in the oil industry, thus improving the participation of Nigerians in the industry.
He also implemented the cabotage law with Nigerians now owning ships and more Nigerians employed in the shipping industry. He also established Maritime University for high-powered manpower development in the maritime sector.
“President Jonathan will continue to advance the rights of the marginalized. He will bring peace and security to the country and fast-track economic development in all parts of the country. He will shape our country for the better, foster unity, ensure economic growth for all and greater transparency in public life, business and civil society.
“He will continue to provide grants to young people so that they can set up and run their own businesses. He will continue to focus on issues that resonate with the public.
“President Jonathan’s transformation agenda will continue to focus on ways of ensuring a strong, inclusive, non-inflationary economic growth, employment generation, poverty alleviation, and sustained improvement in the well-being of all classes of Nigerians as well as value re- orientation that targets a robust anti-corruption campaign.
“His administration will continue to focus on security, the investment cycle, job creation and also meet the great expectations’ of the people,” she added.