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EU lauds Jonathan, wants gains of amnesty

By Emma Ovuakporie & Chinyere Amalu

ABUJA—Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy has commended the Acting President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan to build and consolidate on the gains of the amnesty in the Niger Delta.

This was contained in a statement by the commission yesterday stating that  : “The European Union welcomes the determination of Nigeria ’s democratic institutions to ensure the continuity of democracy and to respect the rule of law.

The EU is encouraged by the public commitments made by Acting President Goodluck Jonathan to build on the gains of the amnesty in the Niger Delta, to promote good governance, accountability and the fight against corruption and to work for continued economic growth and development.


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