President Goodluck Jonathan’s 91 campaign promises – help identify those he has delivered
GEJ made 91 campaign promises, has delivered on any of them?
Between February and March, 2011, President Goodluck Jonathan, as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), toured the entire nation on campaign. Each stopover he made, he dropped at least two campaign promises.
National dailies reported them as he unleashed the promises. The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria, in partnership with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting documented them – 91 of them!
IPC documented the promises under 13 subtitles including infrastructural development, power, economy, energy and gas and security. Others are agriculture, education, women, water resources, mineral resources, national question, reforms and Niger-Delta.
IPC sourced the campaign promises from the February and March 2011 editions of Daily Trust, Champion, Punch, Thisday, Vanguard and The Guardian newspapers; the February and March 2011 editions of The News, Tell and Newswatch magazines; the transcript of Goodluck Jonathan lone TV debate as obtained from the African Independent Television (AIT) and the inaugural Presidential address of Goodluck Jonathan.
The full report is available online at www.ipcng.org. Hard copies of the report are also available at IPC’s office in Lagos but below are the promises tabulated for you to identify those he has delivered.
To transform all major routes in Damaturu to federal roads
To assist in resuscitating all the collapsed industries in Kano state
To work towards making Akanu Ibiam airport in Enugu an international airport
To seek alternative funding means to repair the Benin-Ore road.
To set up a committee to review Federal government landed properties in Lagos, hand over those that should and retain those that should be in possession of the Federal Government.
To give Sokoto-Kotangora road unfettered attention
To deliver stable, constant supply of electricity
To provide stable power supply by the year 2015 so that small and medium scale industries can thrive again.
To ensure that Nigerians do not use generators more than two times in a week
To explore the coal deposits in Benue and Kogi states for improved power supply
To construct more dams to build more hydro-power stations.
To reduce the importation of generators at least 90 percent in the next four years.
To raise power generation to about 4,747 megawatts by December 2011
To put an end to epileptic power supply in the country just as fuel queues at petrol stations were ended
To work with the private sector and all the relevant agencies to stimulate industrial growth”
To introduce 5-year term budgeting
To diversify the economy
To strive to revive the Ajaokuta Steel complex and Itakpe Iron ore company
To address the issues of unemployment through diversification of the nation’s economy to that of sustainable agricultural development across the 36 states of federation
To reduce production cost by inviting manufacturers of high demand commodities in the country to set up production factories in the country
To get industries in Lagos up and running, also bring industries to the Niger Delta
To in the next 2 years create 1.5 million jobs
To transform the economy within four years
To constitute a special committee drawing experts from the MAN, NACCIMA and related bodies as well as key government officials to deliberate regularly on policies that will improve the nation’s economy; committee to be coordinated by the chief economic adviser to the President.
To review importation rules and regulations to encourage local manufacturers
To create wealth through the transformation of the economy by intervening in several areas
To revitalise all the Federal government properties that have been abandoned in Lagos State, through privatisation in conjunction with the state government.
To have a deliberate policy to create jobs by funding SMEs
To create an enabling environment for the transformation of the country through the creation of job opportunities for youth and empowerment of the women
To deliver Nigeria from poverty, promote agriculture, create employment, create wealth, work on irrigation farming to provide food
Energy & Gas
To facilitate the Petroleum Industry Law with emphasis on local content such that jobs are created for Nigerians.
To construct 2 world scale petrochemical plants, 2 fertilizer plants and 2 fertilizer blending plants.
To make investment under the gas-driven economic roadmap result in foreign direct investment of about $10 billion over the next three years.
To establish petrochemical plant around Koko Free Trade Zone in Delta State
To build a $3 billion central gas processing facility by 2012 to be sited in Obiaruku Delta State.
To attract $25 billion worth of investment into developing the country’s gas infrastructure
To in four years, make Nigeria go beyond producing and exporting crude oil to exporting refined petroleum products because Nigeria has no reason to keep importing kerosene
To create 600,000 new jobs in the gas industry
To boost gas supply from 1.0 billion cubic feet per day to 10 billion cubic feet by the year 2020.
To invest in petrol chemicals, mining, research and development
To make anyone caught breaching the public peace to face the full wrath of the law.
To make sure that no part of the country is allowed to be a sanctuary for criminals anymore be they armed robbers or kidnappers
To make a complete transformation of national security architecture
To confront headlong ethno-religious violence in the country
To ensure there is no sacred cow in the fight against corruption; all crimes will be investigated as security is key.
Not to interfere with corruption cases
To strengthen EFCC and ICPC to fight crime
To eradicate kidnappings impeding entrepreneurship in Eastern Zone
To pursue all bombers and terrorists
To adopt modern method to tackle the problem of political violence
To boost agriculture through irrigation and maximizing vast mineral resources in the country
To revive the marketing boards to ensure that farmers are no longer cheated on the sales of their farm products and produce while more silos would be built to help farmers preserve their products
To provide farmers with information on agricultural production and move towards mechanized agriculture.
To make each state to specialize in two crops; cash and local crop
Has earmarked some money to revitalize ailing industries and give loans to framers
To emback on irrigation project to boost production; to start two projects in Kwara State
To boost farming activities by providing power and water
To establish at least one Federal University in each state of the federation by the end of 2012
To improve on hostel facilities across the nation
To revamp Almajiri system of education
To work towards improving the education sector as a prelude to transforming economy and as means of empowering the people
To improve on teaching and learning environment while the new universities are structured
To make every Nigerian of school age to have access to education
To give 35% of political appointments at both ministerial and ambassadorial levels to women
To re-build Ilesa water scheme
To complete Ife/Ijesa dam
To provide sufficient water to the people of Taraba;
the design work for Mambilla dam has been completed To make dam resuscitation to result in Agric boom, reduce poverty in Taraba state
To ensure that Hydro carbon deposits in some parts of the North are fully exploited
To revamp mining activities in Jos, Plateau State
To make solid mineral key revenue source in Nigeria
To not discriminate based on ethnicity or religion
To run an all inclusive government without discrimination
To conduct a free and fair election
To run an open government
To stand for national unity and wealth creation
To make Nigeria a single indivisible entity and bring development to every part of the country
To compensate communities affected by dam construction in Niger state
To fight corruption regardless of the position of the person involved”
To commit to politics without bitterness.
To build a new economy that is strong and dynamic and underpinned by a patriotic work ethic’; to run a government that is committed to fairness, equity and justice for all.
To reform and ensure that the Customs conform to global practices
To facilitate a bill to National Assembly to give constitutional backing to traditional rulers as custodians of the traditions and customs of the people
To make the new tax policy to address the multiple taxation and related issues and make it become a thing of the past
To lead by example; strengthen the anti-graft agencies, not interfere and give free hand on all matters of investigation against any government official.
To build a new economy that is strong and dynamic and underpinned by a patriotic work ethic’.
To continue to run a government that is committed to fairness, equity and justice for all.
To put in place a four-year development plan for the Niger Delta region that will create coastal roads, railways and mechanised agriculture and look for ways of exporting our produce; set up committees on their execution.
To work together with the Cross River State Government to make sure Tinapa is vibrant and productive.
To ensure that the National Boundary Development Agencies are funded to tackle the challenges that arose out of the ceding of Bakassi to Cameroun
To bring investors to establish petrochemical industries in Niger Delta