BY DANIEL IDONOR
ABUJA-Away from the hustle and bustle of the ongoing campaigns for the 2011 presidential elections, President Goodluck Jonathan has raised a team of experts to draw up an action plan for the fulfilment of his promise of rapid national development in the post-election period.
The strategic economic action plan, which is expected to gulp little over N860 billion, as embedded in the 2011 appropriation bill before the National Assembly, is targeted at infrastructural development including energy and power, job creation, education, security and Niger-Delta, among others.
A highly placed source in Aso Rock told Vanguard that experts from within and outside the administration had been charged with the task of producing a strategic plan for the speedy implementation of vital projects in the high priority sectors of public infrastructure, power supply, education, health, Niger Delta, agriculture and water resources, for which about N400 billion had been set aside in the 2011 budget.
Presidential Spokesman, Ima Niboro, confirmed in Abuja weekend that being very mindful of the urgency of some of the critical challenges before the nation, President Jonathan intended to give immediate attention to their speedy resolution, if his mandate was renewed as expected in April.
….As Adesanya’s family endorses Jonathan
The family of late Pa Abraham Adesanya has endorsed the candidacy of President Goodluck Jonathan for next month’s election, saying what Nigeria needed now to overcome her twin evils of bad leadership and corruption was a humble leader like the President.
The family said President Jonathan’s high display of humility in his leadership of the country in the last 10 months had endeared him to all , adding that Nigeria needed such a leader.
The President, who was in Lagos on an official engagement, took time off to visit the Adesanyas’ Apapa house, Saturday, where he commiserated with the family over the death, on March 3, of Mrs. Rosanna Arinola Adesanya.