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President Goodluck Jonathan: “Nigeria is a Green Field Economically” | Watch the Nigerian President on CNN’s Talk Asia

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A few weeks ago, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan was in China to have bilateral talks with the President of China. In his interview with CNN’s Talk Asia, President Jonathan notes that one of the “road blocks” we have right now is the issue of power generation
It is a little ironic to see that power is being identified as a road black when earlier on in the year, power was a non-issue.

Watch the really insightful interview here and share your thoughts.

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On Nigeria’s political corruption

12 Comments

  1. Idak

    July 29, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    I would not trust this man to organize a booze up (or a TGIF) in a brewery,talk less of running a country. My expectations are very low and so far, i have not been disappointed.

  2. kpa

    July 29, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    nigeria cannot change overnight….it will take time, and in my own opinion , he is doing a pretty good job……we are still recovering from mistakes of past leaders….at least our economy is growing at a fast rate and some governors are trying,,,,,the issue of poor health care and illiteracy is predominantly in the north…..most of them still do not immunise their kids till now,..even education ……these northerners are drawing us back…….for religious reasons as well, the president does not have the support of most notherners…….i just think nigerians should stop criticising the guy and see if they can help the country in their own way

  3. timi

    July 29, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    We all need to help this country grow.If you think the north is dragging us back do something about it.

  4. Godslove22

    July 29, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Sorry but where is Nigeria leading to especially??? I’m a full blood Nigerian and have will have high hopes for Naija but I’m surprised at how this man has been president from 2010 till now people of Nigeria suffer from lack of electricity and high unemployment…..Please our president needs to focus more on these issues and SOLVE THEM……It’s one thing to talk about it and another to see it physically……..I pray for a better tomorrow for Naija…….This is just my opinion

  5. lala

    July 29, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Such a weak president, He is a nice individual but a terrible president even yaradua did better on his death bed…

    • Awaiting Moderation

      July 30, 2013 at 12:35 am

      #DEAD

    • Msunderstood

      July 30, 2013 at 7:13 am

      Kai, lala is bad. Lobatan.

  6. Impeccable

    July 29, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I think he should be given a chance. He appears to have a decent enough idea of what the country needs. Nigeria is held back in so many ways, to expect it all to be fixed in the space of 5 years is not realistic. Things that he (and any other President) would have no control over whatsoever. Even as a President, the power he wields has to be balanced out, not everything he has in mind to do will be done. Even Obama cannot put into effect any and every policy he wants. Good luck to Goodluck (excuse the pun)

    • SassyDiva

      July 29, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      Will you cut out the excuse making machine, we are tired of listening to a broken record. This dude has no vision, not to talk of a spine to run it with. Nothing is impossible to achieve, you just have to be ready to make alot of enemies and win new friends along the way. Take for instance, Fashola, alot of the projects he embarked on and has achieved were deemed impossible but as it is he maintained his stance and he is still leading. He has a vision for Lagos, he executes it and this guides all his daily policy making. You can choose to hate or love him. But what exactly is the president’s vision, he seems to be everywhere and nowhere, no direction. Between his wife and him, they court enough controversy to keep national inquiry in business for the next one year.

  7. Luke

    July 29, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Anyone who believes Nigeria’s power situation can be solved in 3 or 4 years has fallen asleep during the sermon. On another note, If anyone here has worked in a federal ministry, he or she would understand that while corruption exists at very top, it is at the ministerial level most of our money goes missing. Between the entrenched perm secs, assistant directors, deputy directors (yes assistant and deputy in the same department, talk about duplication of function) and so called “contractors”, its not surprising when 2 billion is released for a project and only 20 million is used.

  8. NNENNE

    July 30, 2013 at 3:28 am

    Good Luck Jonathan may not be the best president in the world but to say that he is the worst Nigeria had means people are either ignorant or pretend not to remember issues!

    • Msunderstood

      July 30, 2013 at 7:12 am

      I’m sorry but he’s d worst. With military we all knew nothing was coming out of it n dats why we fought for democracy. So tell me, since 1999 who’s been worse than Goodluck?

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