The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, has described President Jonathan as the best President in the history of the nation.
Highlighting the various achievements of the President Jonathan-led administration in the last four years, Akinjide said the accomplishments of the President have transformed all sectors of the Nigerian nation and surpased those of any other person that had occupied the office before him.
Addressing management and staff of the University College Hospital, Ibadan while on a visit to the hospital, the minister said the electoral process had been buoyed and enhanced with the sustenance of credible and fair elections in Nigeria, which had deepened our democracy and earned global respect and credibility for our country.
She said: “The freest and fairest elections in Nigeria were held under President Jonathan. Between 2011 and last year we have had five bye-elections, out of which the opposition parties won four and PDP only won one in Ekiti State. President Jonathan believes in the rule of law and sanctity of the Nigerian constitution. He does not use power arbitrarily.
“Even when a state of emergency was declared, President Jonathan allowed the elected state governors remain unlike former president Obasanjo who swept elected governors away with the rule of law”
Enumerating the transformative changes in the education sector, the minister said: “in our 100 years of existence as a nation, Nigeria has 24 universities but in four years of Jonathan, he has added half of what we had in 100 years. The issue of low standard of education among youths and children has been frontally tackled with the introduction of almajiri schools in the North.
“More so, he organised the National Conference where all decisions were taken by consensus and creation of additional states, especially Ibadan state, which has been a mirage for decades.”
She added that the power sector has also received some boost with the completion of the privatisation of the sector. She explained that the Jonathan administration met 2,000mgw of electricity but has now increased it to 4,000mgw, expressing hope that in 2years there will be stable power in Nigeria.
“On women empowerment, Oloye Akinjide stated that President Jonathan has proved beyond any doubt that his love for the women was total with the full implementation of the 35 per cent affirmative on women in government disclosing that “at present there is 35 percent women inclusion in government with a promise of increasing it to 50 percent if re-elected”.
Apart from guaranteeing that the nation’s press operates in an atmosphere of total freedom, President Goodluck Jonathan assented to the Freedom of Information Act, which gives Nigerians access to information on government activities and policies and make governance open and transparent in an unprecedented approach.
“If President Jonathan have done this much, I can assure you that things can only get better under his watch if re-elected”, the minister said
She therefore urged members of UCH community and all the people of Oyo State generally to vote en masse for President Jonathan in the February election with an assurance that they will never regret doing so.
Reeling out the various ways the minister has been of assistance to the hospital, the Chief Medical Director of UCH, Professor Tope AlongeAyodeji, described Akinjide as a true friend of the institution.
His words: “Oloye Jumoke Akinjide is truly a friend of the university college hospital, Ibadan and she has demonstrated her passion for this great institution in many ways.She has provided funds for the de-silting and dredging of the lake that stores water for the hospital’s water treatment plant; procured a generator to pump water from the Braithwaite tank to the 5th floor of the hospital”.
According to Professor Alonge, “the minister has also secured five hundred million naira for the renovation of the old Midwifery block and construction of a new Midwifery block. She donated medical and surgical consumables to the tune of twenty five million naira. These consumables have been utilised during the ebola virus disease containment exercise, the burns victims during the petrol accident and a large consignment has been sent to three mission hospitals and a health centre”
Professor Alonge declared that the University community had no alternative than to support any project a genuine friend believes in and as such promised that the community would give all its support to the re election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan.