President Goodluck Jonathan has promised rapid movement from his administration this year to meet the expectations of Nigerians.
The President speaking during a New Year service at the All Saints’ Anglican Church, Zone 5, in Abuja on Tuesday said,
“In all our key sectors of the economy, we have laid solid foundations and now we are moving ahead. We will move very fast to make sure that what Nigerians expect from us as a government, we will do,”
“We are working very hard and I am convinced that 2013 will be a better year for this country,” he added.
The Jonathan-Led administration has been criticized countless times for its assumed slow response to the expectations of the citizens.
He said rushing to make decisions may result in serious mistakes which may be irreparable.
The statement drew criticisms from opposition political parties and human rights activists who felt the President could not justify the slow pace of his government in delivering dividends of democracy to the people.
Jonathan, however, stressed that his government had been working hard to satisfy Nigerians, especially in the area of checking insecurity in the country.
He said, “On the part of government, we are also not sleeping. We are working very hard. I am constantly being briefed on security matters that I don’t need to publish in the media. I can assure that our security operatives have been working very hard.