By Taye Obateru
Jos â€” The Vice-President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, said the Federal Government remains committed to actualising the 7-Point Agenda and Vision 20:2020 programme despite the political and other difficulties facing the country.
He said this yesterday at the inauguration of the Senior Executive Course 32 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, Plateau State.
Represented by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Alhaji Yayale Ahmed, he said the administration would continue to pursue the objectives of the agenda to achieve political stability, economic well-being and equitable distribution of resources which are preconditions for economic development.
Urges support for excellence
Jonathan urged Nigerians to renew their commitment to supporting excellence in all spheres as a way of building on the foundations laid by the countryâ€™s founding fathers.
According to him, NIPSS had a challenge of providing answers to problems of conflict, hunger, disease, and the erosion of national stability through collaboration and cooperation with related institutions.
He pledged the commitment of government to providing the institution with necessary support to live up to expectations, adding that it must have necessary tools to be one of the great centres of excellence of the 21st Century.
The Vice-President called on the participants to show high sense of responsibility, dedication and help develop policy direction that would lead to a more equitable, stable and prosperous Nigeria.
Director-General of the institute, Prof. Ahmed Danfulani, said the institute had a duty to combine the virtues of wisdom and a daring commitment to meet the aspiration and yearnings of Nigerians.
Danfulani thanked the Vice-President for supportingÂ NIPSS to attain its rightful position comparable to its peers globally.