ByÂ George Onah
Port Harcourt â€”The Oba of Ogbaland and immediate past Chairman, Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers Chukumela Nnam-Obi II, has called on Acting President Goodluck Jonathan to implement without delay, the amnesty offer granted Niger-Delta ex-militants as a necessary basis towards bringing final peace to the region.
He said the nation, stakeholders and those involved in the amnesty programme were eagerly awaiting governmentâ€™s further input in the scheme because the continued and proper implementation of the exercise was important to the region, nation and world at large.
Nnam-Obi also appealed to Jonathan to muster every effort and search for a final solution to the recurring crisis in Jos which had claimed several lives and become a national embarrassment.
In his reaction to the state of the nation, the monarch wanted Jonathan to â€œvehemently resist intimidation and distraction by enemies of good governance and be bold and firm as he commences the fast-tracking of the nationâ€™s development, which had been stagnated recently.
â€œThe Acting President should never look back but act fast by ensuring that all noticeable problems confronting the country are nipped in the bud in the shortest time possible so as to accelerate the socio-economic, political and religious growth of the nation.
â€œAll reform programmes should be given human face as the nation is faced with daunting challenges. Workers welfare should be given proper attention to ensure better standard of living for them, especially in view of the adverse effect of the global economic and financial meltdown.â€