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“We will move very fast this year” President Goodluck Jonathan Promises Growth in Nigeria’s Economy in 2013



For most Nigerians, the year 2012 has been a year of disappointment and unfulfilled promises from the leaders of the nation. Right from the beginning of the year when the price of petrol was increased which was followed by nationwide protests, Nigerians have experienced slow economic growth and harsh policies that has made life very difficult for the average citizen.

However, in an attempt to regain the trust of Nigerians, President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday promised that his administration would move faster in the New Year to accede to the yearnings of the citizens.

According to Punch, he said this during a New Year service at the All Saints’ Anglican Church, Zone 5, Wuse, Abuja.

In all our key sectors of the economy, we have laid solid foundations and now we are moving ahead. We will move very fast to make sure that what Nigerians expect from us as a government, we will do. We are working very hard and I am convinced that 2013 will be a better year for this country,” he added.

The President, during a Christmas Service in Abuja last week, had said his administration appeared to be slow in taking decisions on national issues because he wanted to avoid making mistakes. He however stressed that his government had been working hard to satisfy Nigerians, especially in the area of checking insecurity in the country.

On the part of government, we are also not sleeping. We are working very hard. I am constantly being briefed on security matters that I don’t need to publish in the media. I can assure that our security operatives have been working very hard.

“Most of the people who have been involved in these crimes like bombing of the Catholic Church in Niger State, bombing of the UN Building and bombing of the police headquarters have been arrested. Almost all of them have been arrested,” Jonathan said. The President announced the arrests while recounting the “silent” success of his administration as the congregation gathered to usher in the New Year.

Jonathan said his administration had been working very hard, mostly without the knowledge of the citizens, to solve the insecurity in the country.

As we step into 2013, we hope this would be a better year for Nigeria.

How would you rate President Jonathan’s performance in 2012? What are your expectations from the government at all levels for 2013?

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. konjimaster

    January 2, 2013 at 10:10 am

    promises upon promises, this man sha. i think at this point it’s best to just keep your shout and do your job!

  2. luqman

    January 2, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Na the same promises we dey hear without execution up to this moment. GEJ no be politician again?

  3. Bunmi

    January 2, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Our Clueless President is at it again.

  4. quety

    January 2, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I rate him 2/10 for d energy he used to talk in 2012. Just waiting patiently for his tenure to end, for pdp to pack their greedy selves out of our way. So that we can eventually hv a reAl breath of fresh air.

  5. Phantom

    January 2, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Story story…

  6. xoxo

    January 2, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    The populace has left you and your go slow government behind. Better shape up or ship out.

  7. konnie

    January 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    With the speed of molasses. You need to start caring for the people and things will start happening

  8. rynyx

    January 2, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    if anything is being done about the security state, it will not be without the knowledge of the people because we would have seen visible improvements and results. all this to me is like winking in d dark…..

  9. Winny

    January 2, 2013 at 7:41 pm


  10. Ademola abiodun

    January 2, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Goodluck ebele should put more efforts on security purpose to govern d masses and d nigerians

  11. hardeyflexy

    January 2, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    GEJ ve started again, d cement he promised to reduce its price naa zero, d transport he proclaim to release is F9, Electricity nil…………. Abeg dey enjoy speaking dey go

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