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“There seems to be too much politics in Nigeria than governance” – Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan has called on politicians to take governance seriously instead of just playing politics, asserting that there seems to be too much politics in Nigeria than governance. The President said this in Lagos at a public presentation of Sure and ‘Steady Transformation’, a book which highlights the achievements of his administration’s first year in office.
Speaking through his Senior Special Adviser on Research, Documentation and Strategy, Dr. Oronto Douglas, president Jonathan said the call had become expedient given the overwhelming reports and comments on the 2015 elections in the media .He urged politicians to stop talking about 2015.
He said, “There seems to be too much politics in Nigeria than governance. In other democracies, politics stops at the end of an election, and governance starts. But in Nigeria, it is the opposite.“Politics will not put food on the table of the people. It is governance that will. Let us focus on governance.”The president advised Nigerians not to allow politicians distract them with 2015 elections, and focus on sincere assessment of his administration’ ‘Transformation Agenda’, where the achievements of the administration in the last one year are documented in the book.
Jonathan’s achievements were highlighted in the 155-page book by his Senior Special Adviser on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe.The book has 32 sections, highlighting the achievements of each of the ministries. Okupe said the Jonathan administration was one of the most performing governments Nigeria has ever had since independence in 1960. He said, “In a very short time, the Agriculture sector will be providing about 25 percent in terms of revenue of what oil is currently providing us.” “The slow down in these terror attacks is not a fluke. It is because more and more efforts are being made, using technology, to nip in the bud the activities of there terror agents.”