Monday, 22 October 2012

President Jonathan In Niamey: Says Nigerians In Diaspora May Be Able To Vote In Presidential And Gubernatorial Elections By 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan says that it may be possible for Nigerians in diaspora to vote in the 2015 general elections as he has directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to look at the possibility of  Nigerians in Diaspora taking in the presidential and gubernatorial elections as a starting point

President Jonathan disclosed this on Thursday, in Niamey, the capital of Niger
Republic at a meeting with Nigerians residing in that country, where he responded to issues tabled before him  bordering on security challenges, education, roads and power

The President who said he would take who said he will a final decision on the issue next year,promised Nigerian nationals in Diaspora that the administration will soon bring to an end the gory killings of the Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, which had turned the country into a nightmare

According to President Jonathan,efforts by the government had reduced the activities of the group drastically.

He gave assurances that the president that would come after him would not be asked questions bordering on  infrastructure, hinting that before December, most of the major roads in  the  country would be made motorable so as to allow Nigerians travel with relative ease

To this end, the president said he had given marching orders to the Minister of Works, Mike Onolemenmen and his colleague in the ministry,
Bashir Yuguda to massive intervene on all Federal roads across the country so as to improve the condition of the major roads

On the power sector, the president said though power supply had relatively improved, the country would begin to experience relative stable power supply before the end of 2013.

And on education, President Jonathan promised that his administration would do everything possible to complete the ongoing  international school project in

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