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Nigerians urged to read book on Jonathan

Abuja – Critiques and the general public have been urged to read the Book, “President Goodluck Jonathan – His speeches and Heroic Deeds”, to correct the erroneous impression about the present administration’s programmes and policies.

Prof. Rufai Alkali, the Senior Special Adviser on Political Matters to the President, gave the advice on Thursday during the launching of the book in Abuja.

Alkali, who was represented by his media aide, Mike Odiakose, said that Jonathan’s administration had continued to record successes in every sector of the nation’s economy.

He, however, said that in spite of the laudable achievements of the government, some people chose to read negative meaning to them.

“The President remains undeterred by such criticism; that is why people like this author can pick up their pen and put the achievements on paper for generations to read.

“ President Jonathan is the most criticised president but the record of his successful achievements in every sector cannot be erased.

“The author has done a good job, people should read books like this in order to be better informed,” Alkali said.

Launching the book entitled, Mrs Sally Mbanefo, the Director-General, Nigeria Tourism Development Commission commended the author for writing the book.

She challenged other Nigerians to emulate his foot step by documenting positive developments in the country.

“Other Nigerians should emulate good things like this and document them for the whole world to see.

“They should also endeavour to tour the country because it has many tourist attractions of international repute,” she said.

Prof. Krusim Fwa, Vice-Chancellor, Bingham University, Abuja, who reviewed the book, stressed the need for authors to record quality achievements for posterity and to appreciate the uniqueness of President Jonathan.

According to him, speeches made by the president are aimed at bringing the common man to the understanding of government, adding that Jonathan’s sense of humour was equally worthy of note.

The author, Tanu Ejenavwo, said he was motivated to write the book because of the creative manner adopted by the present administration to develop the nation.

The author also urged the people to find time to read the book “to be well informed about every aspect of life”.

The National Coordinator, Women for Change and Development Initiative, was represented by Ms Evelyn Onyilo, the North Central Coordinator of the NGO.

The occasion attracted dignitaries, including FCT Minister Bala Mohammed, who was represented by Sen. Usman Jibrin. (NAN)


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