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President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the bomb blasts in Jos, Plateau state.

The president reportedly described the perpetrators of the bombing as “cruel and evil” and condemned the “tragic assault on human freedom.”

“Jonathan has directed all relevant agencies to mobilise support and relief efforts in aid of the victims,” Vanguard reports.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abatisaid the president is assuring Nigerians that the government is staying fully committed to winning the war against terror.

Official Statement

Read Mr. Abati’s full statement below.

PRESIDENT JONATHAN CONDEMNS JOS BOMB BLASTS, APPROVES MORE MEASURES TO STRENGTHEN FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan strongly condemns the bomb blasts in Jos, Plateau state, today, describing the perpetrators of this tragic assault on human freedom as cruel and evil. He has also directed all relevant agencies to mobilise support and relief efforts in aid of the victims. The President extends his heartfelt sympathies to the affected families and persons.

President Jonathan assures all Nigerians that government remains fully committed to winning the war against terror, and this administration will not be cowed by the atrocities of enemies of human progress and civilization.

President Jonathan has also expressed Nigeria’s deepest appreciation to the international community on the success of the recent Summit in Paris on the security situation in Nigeria hosted by the President of France, H.E. Francois Hollande.

He reaffirms Nigeria’s commitment to the implementation of the resolutions reached by the Summit, in addition to existing measures already being taken by the administration to combat terrorism and ensure the safety of lives.

President Jonathan states that the Federal Government of Nigeria is prepared to strengthen existing mechanisms to ensure the immediate implementation of the resolutions of The Summit, among which are:

  • That every necessary measure should be taken to find the school girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists from Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State on 14th April 2014;
  • That Nigeria and other countries in the sub-region will continue to co-operate and co-ordinate efforts to combat the Boko Haram menace.
  • That the Heads of State have agreed that each country will contribute one battalion of troops to the international force set up to patrol the border areas, in line with the Resolution of the Lake Chad Basin Commission. France, United States of America and the United Kingdom will extend technical assistance to achieve this objective;
  • That the countries will come together to put in place an effective border management regime;
  • That no effort will be spared to stop the proliferation of small arms and light weapons and the supply of arms and equipment made available to terrorists.

President Jonathan considers these measures very useful aspects of the concerted international effort to combat terrorism and put an end to the Boko Haram menace. In addition, the President, in Abuja, today, directed relevant government agencies to ensure enhanced implementation of the following programmes in the areas affected by Boko Haram atrocities:

  • Emergency relief assistance: The intensification of on-going relief assistance programmes by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)) in partnership with donor agencies. The programme will ensure rapid deployment of relief assistance to the affected local government areas and communities. This will include provision of food supplies, medical supplies, basic relief commodities, and conditional cash transfer programmes for affected households;
  • Rapid needs assessment: To support additional intervention programmes in the region, the President has also directed that on-going rapid needs assessment by government agencies should be accelerated to identify affected communities and households and assess the extent of damage to public and private infrastructure, amongst others.
  • Safety of schools: President Jonathan has also reiterated Nigeria’s determination to ensure the safety and security of schools in Borno and other parts of the country and also provide counselling services to any affected students to enable them return to school and continue with their academic work.

Furthermore, the Federal Government of Nigeria will rebuild the Chibok School and fortify security in schools. In collaboration with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Education, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the private sector, the government will launch the “Safe Schools Initiative” which will address security issues; re-build the destroyed schools; and provide equipment and materials.

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
May 20, 2014

 

27 Comments

  1. slice

    May 20, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    lol

    • Warri Babe

      May 20, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      Na so me sef laugh…..I no fit vex again.

    • nana yaa

      May 20, 2014 at 10:32 pm

      dear Boko Haram,
      pllllssssss #BringBackOurGirlsAndComeForJonathan

    • Dora the explorer

      May 21, 2014 at 5:02 am

      we have a condemner for a president!!!

  2. deb

    May 20, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Can the president stop condemnation and humbly resign. He doesn’t have the grip of this country. Damn!!! He needs to be a political whore, Bitch and monster with the best team of intelligence around him. THAT is how it works

    • Ade

      May 21, 2014 at 8:17 am

      @ deb: You used some mean words there but truth be told, he needs to be that and more to stop the demom called Boko Haram.

  3. Wale

    May 20, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Another day, another bomb blast, same crappy response from our clueless President Jona.

  4. Ajoke

    May 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Ruben same script
    Pls come up with something better than false assurance
    You are not on top of any jack! Slackers!
    Just so upset who fooling who

  5. speaking

    May 20, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Another day, same BS

  6. Iya

    May 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    King Condemner, Mr. Condemn, Igwe Condemning, Otunba Condemnor…smh. Miscreant…

    • idomagirl

      May 20, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      I shouldn’t be laughing but….LMAO….

  7. SS

    May 20, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Always condemning…..SMH for naija

  8. Marie Antoinette

    May 20, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    “Condemns” the only word my dear president remembers in times of crisis. Pity!
    BH should please take GEJ already and stop the bombings.

  9. deb

    May 20, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    As Usual, Always condeming

  10. Blaqgurlrock

    May 20, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I cried, infact I wept listening to this song and realizing that Nigeria is exactly the same from when this song was released, I dare say even worst. It is indeed a rat race.
    youtube.com/watch?v=cjeUJt_tunU

  11. x-factor

    May 20, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Chief Condemnation Officer….. Oniranu

  12. Iris

    May 20, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    The owners of Oxford dictionary should sue this man for the overuse of the word “condemn”. His media crew should just stop it already.

  13. Random Yoruba Boy

    May 20, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    So grateful for all the comments above.
    First thing I muttered was: “Na today…?”
    Just another apt response to this lengthy “condemnation”.
    Shior!!!!

  14. tammy

    May 20, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    GEJ reminds me of the guy that does gen repairs for most peeps on my street. If u ask him what’s wrong with the gen, he goes capacitor yen ti condemn. If someone else asks, he still goes piston yen ti condemn or plug yen ti condemn etc… U must change everything as far as that man is concerned, now everyone calls him Engineer condemn. May the souls of the dearly departed rest in peace..

  15. Geebabe

    May 20, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Condemner in Chief.

  16. www.blogsvila.blogspot.com

    May 21, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Am actually starting to feel for Jonathan right now….this is something way beyond him. Guess they just want to ruin his government. Really eh, the stage we have gotten to, it’s only God that can help us

    • Ada nnewi

      May 21, 2014 at 7:29 am

      You are part of Nigeria’s problem…#sigh#

    • Omo

      May 21, 2014 at 8:03 am

      No, God will not come down to help us, we must help ourselves and our president seems completely incapable of carrying out his duties.

  17. no heart to hate

    May 21, 2014 at 8:29 am

    blogsvila.blogspot.com My dear you are so right

  18. @edDREAMZ

    May 21, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Jonah name should be change to ‘ the condemmer’…
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  19. sum1special

    May 21, 2014 at 9:45 am

    The press needs to stop using the caption ” president Jonathan condemns bomb blast”…It makes the situation more annoying

  20. HRS

    May 21, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    That’s the Federal CONDEMNER in Chief, that’s all he knows how to do, “Condemn” bombings…. While hundreds die everyday….. A father will not sit around while his house in on fire and his family is threatened, A president is not supposed to sit around while the nation is perishing under terrorism. If we hadn’t spoken out via social media, he will still be sitting down doing nothing. I’m told the help we are receiving from foreign countries will probably be paid via crude oil, I couldn’t care less, is the crude oil money getting to the common man?

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