Cooperate With Jonathan to Transform Nigeria – Senator Obi

// Politics | Cooperate With Jonathan to Transform Nigeria – Senator Obi
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

The Special Adviser to the President on Inter Party Affairs, Senator (Dr) Ben Obi, has made a passionate appeal to political stakeholders in the country to join forces with President Goodluck Jonathan in building a stable and virile political system capable of  driving the current efforts towards national development.

Senator Obi who spoke in Abuja during separate meetings with the European Union (EU) Head of Delegation and Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr David Macrae and the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr Chris Cooter, restated the need for all political actors to show more commitment to the stability of the country rather than engage in diversionary political bickering.

Describing the political parties as the bedrock of the country’s political stability, Senator Obi warned of the danger of allowing the country derail from the path of socio-economic growth into that of anarchy as is the case in some African countries.

He noted that though Nigeria, for the first time, witnessed uninterrupted democratic experience for   12 years, it still has a lot to learn from Canada and countries in the EU.

Senator Obi explained that his visit was motivated by the desire to fast track the development of Nigeria by building appropriate frameworks that will enhance the growth of political institutions in the country.

The Special Adviser assured the two foreign diplomats that President Goodluck Jonathan is committed to leaving a legacy of a united and socio-economic prosperous Nigeria.  , Obi disclosed that the Inter Party office has developed some programmes that will enhance the achievement of these objectives.

He assured that the nation’s political climate would not remain that way it is if the Inter Party office succeeds in executing it’s laid out programmes. He therefore solicited the cooperation of Canada and EU in achieving the set objectives.

In their responses, the diplomats assured of the readiness of their countries in   helping Nigeria develop strong political structures that will enhance cohesion, unity and national growth.

The EU ambassador expressed preparedness to assist Nigeria in achieving economic and political stability as well as social governance.

The EU, he stated has consistently encouraged efforts towards the deepening of democracy in the country through the offer of assistance that will drive a sustainable free and fair electoral process. In addition Mr Macrae disclosed that further support will be given to the country in building a credible judicial system, the transformation agenda of the federal government and the efforts in pursuit of vision 20-20-20.

The Canadian Ambassador on his part restated his country’s commitment to Nigeria’s efforts in building structures that will enhance national growth and development. He pledged to lend support to the programmes of the Special Adviser in the erection of frameworks that will promote unity and stability of the country.

Comments are moderated. Please keep them clean and brief.

Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

Father abandons his three children in boarding school for eight years

Three children abandoned in a boarding school in Abule-Iroko in the Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State are longing to meet their parents ... Full story

University Students Storm Lagos Club To Strip Dance For Money

Cave night club could have passed for any other club but it is not like any other in Nigeria. It is a strip club where ... Full story

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for the manslaughter of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

There was almost complete silence in the courtroom as Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in jail for the manslaughter of his girlfriend Reeva ...

Popular Musician Feyisayo Mojisola Oyetade Dies On Child Naming Ceremony Day

A popular hip-hop singer has died on the naming day of her 8-day-old baby boy. The singer, Feyisayo Mojisola Oyetade, who is a popular singer in ... Full story

Husband Snatching Mess: Femi Anibaba's Wife Tells Ronke Odusanya She Can Have Her Husband

Folape Sokoya, wife of Femi Anibaba, the man Ronke Odusanya was accused to have snatched, has finally spoken on the issue and has also wished ...

Boko Haram divided over peace talks with the Federal Government

Following the ceasefire deal the Federal Government entered into with Boko Haram, the violent fundamentalist sect has split into two. While one faction wants peace, ...

Dilish Mattews - The Truth About My Affair With Edo State Governor

Pretty and sexy Dillish Mathews, became famous when she made it to the top and announced the winner of the 2013 edition of Big Brother ...

Stephen Keshi expected in Ethiopia for contract talks

Former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, is expected in Ethiopia this week to finalise discussions with the country’s FA on the vacant national team job, ...

Boko Haram captures another town in Borno State

Suspected members of the terrorist sect, Boko Haram, have captured another Borno town, Abadam, after laying a massive siege to it. It was gathered from security ...

Over 3,000 Students Fail Bar Exam At Nigerian Law School

Apparently there was mass failure at the Nigerian Law School this year. The Nigerian Law School recently released the 2013/2014 August result, and it was ... Full story

Boko Haram Militants To Release 218 Chibok Girls Monday

There are strong indications that the 218 schoolgirls abducted six months ago in Chibok, Borno State, by the violent Boko Haram sect may be released ... Full story

Comment on: Cooperate With Jonathan to Transform Nigeria – Senator Obi

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

I Am Now A Night Crawler—Desmond Elliot

It was a bit of shock for some fans of Nollywood actor, Desmond Elliot when they learnt that he has a Yoruba name, Olusola. This ...

Popular Actor, Chike Bryan Returns From Kidney Transplant In India

In June 2014, Nigeriafilms.com reported that President of the Scriptwriters Guild of Nigeria, Chike Bryan, was diagnosed with kidney failure and needed a transplant in ...

Jaywon Returns Home For King's Coronation

Former Kennis Music big boy, Jaywon, recently returned to his hometown, Egbe in Kogi State for the inauguration of the new King of Egbe, after ...

Kenneth Okonkwo Obtains PDP Nomination Form

Reports reaching us indicate that veteran Nollywood actor, Kenneth Okonkwo has purchased his nomination form after indicating his interest in a seat in the National ...

Chika Ike, Manager Spend Lavishly In Dubai

Africa is a continent where the institution of marriage is held sacred, but recently, the fusion of the Western culture into the African way of ...

Nse Ikpe Ruins Hubby’s Philosophy

Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe Etim, may have caused her husband, Clifford Sule to have a rethink about his philosophy about love.The actress, who became a ...

Don’t expect miracles from me – Amodu

The newly appointed coach of the Super Eagles Amodu Shaibu has asked Nigerians to be moderate in their expectations of the team even as he ...

After Father's Burial, Beverly Osu Carry’s Live Python For a Living

Gone are the days when Nollywood makes use of fake instruments and other things to make movie look real. Thumbs up to the rapid development ...

Oritse Femi Lavishes N224 Million on Material Things Alone

‘Double Wahala’ crooner, Oritse Femi, is actually reaping the fruit of his labour as he has moved into his a newly acquired duplex valued at ...

Awards Have Exposed Me To Many Things—Tope Tadela

Nollywood actor, Temitope Christopher, popularly known as Tope Tedela was a relatively unknown face in Nollywood until he beat several established names in the industry ...