Sunday, 22 February 2015

President Jonathan Visits Alaafin of Oyo And Other Monarchs

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan, on Saturday continued
his consultations with traditional rulers from the
South West with visits to three of them drawn from Lagos and Oyo States.
His first port of call was the palace of the Alara or
Ilara Epe, Oba Akeem Adesanya, who is also the
Chairman of the Epe Divisional Council of Obas.
The second leg of the visits took him to Oyo State
where he met the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi
Adeyemi III, and the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba
Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III.
Jonathan’s message at the three palaces were the
same: that the monarchs should support his re- election in the forthcoming general elections so that his government can consolidate on its achievements.
At the palace of the Soun of Ogbomosho, Jonathan
asked the monarch to compile the list of Federal
Government’s abandoned or ongoing projects in the
town and hand them over to the Minister of State,
Federal Capital Territory, Olajumoke Akinjide, for
onward transmission to him.
“We promise that we will do our best to move Nigeria
forward. Oloye Akinjide will collect the list of
abandoned and ongoing projects from you (the
When you send us back, we will complete
them. We may not do much between now and
election time,” he said.
Jonathan said while his administration had done
much, it shall consolidate on its achievements if he
was reelected in March.
He listed the areas his administration had achieved a
lot to include agriculture, education, power and
health among others.
He said only the Peoples Democratic Party
government can implement the report of the national
conference, while other parties would lock it up
inside a cupboard.
The President reiterated his position that with his
administration’s power reforms and full privatisation
of the sector, Nigerians would take power supply for
granted within the next few years.
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