Apparently, President Goodluck Jonathan's message to his Facebook Friends is different to that he has for Nigerians. Next up is his new year message to Nigerians:
Full Text of the President Jonathan's New Year's message
1. I greet and rejoice with you all as we celebrate the advent of a new year.
2. I join you all in giving thanks to God Almighty for bringing us
and our beloved nation safely through the past year to the beginning of
2013 which, by His Grace, will be a much better year for us and our
3. In keeping with tradition, it is usual for individuals,
institutions and organizations to make resolutions and set agenda as a
new year begins, to guide their actions in the coming months.
4. I have already given a clear indication of the Federal
Government’s agenda for 2013 in recent pronouncements. Our objective for
the year is to ensure by all possible means that more of the programmes
and projects envisioned by this administration, and which are already
being embarked upon are further brought on stream within the next 12
months to meet the yearnings of our people, and raise the quality of
5. We have in the last year achieved a lot in terms of the positive
transformation of vital sectors of our national life such as public
infrastructure, power supply, oil and gas, transportation, education,
health and agricultural development. We will continue to work diligently
in 2013 to ensure that our efforts in these areas are carried forward
to full fruition in fulfillment of our promise of better public services
and improved living conditions for all Nigerians.
6. We will give priority attention in the coming year to flood and
erosion control, the rehabilitation and expansion of existing federal
roads, improved power supply, as well as the continued rehabilitation,
upgrading and reactivation of the national rail network.
7. Employment generation and wealth creation will also remain a
primary objective of our socio-economic agenda for 2013. Creating more
employment opportunities for our youth and graduates of our universities
is an imperative that will continue to underpin our drive for massive
economic growth, the rapid expansion of our manufacturing and industrial
base, and the productive diversification of our national economy. In
this regard, we will continue to provide the necessary enabling
environment for the private sector to thrive.
8. As peace and security remain pre-requisite conditions for the full
realization of our objectives, we will also do more in 2013 to further
empower our security agencies who are working in collaborative
partnerships with our friends in the international community to stem the
scourge of terrorism in our country and enhance the security of lives
and property in all parts of Nigeria.
9. I also want to assure Nigerians that we will refuse to be
discouraged by those who have taken it upon themselves to pick on every
initiative and effort of this administration. We remain resolutely
committed to the rule of law, due process and fair play in all
circumstances. Our democracy continues to grow, and the scope for human
freedom continues to expand. It is an achievement that we will continue
to build upon.
10. I say it again, we are determined to continue to push forward. We will do more, not less. We will remain focused.
11.For your part, dear compatriots, I urge that you all include in
your new year resolutions a commitment to do more this year to support
the implementation of the Federal Government’s Agenda for National
Transformation in every possible way. That is all I ask for.
12. The task of making our dear nation a much better place for
present and future generations cannot be left to government alone.
Leaders and followers alike have critical roles to play in our march
towards the fulfillment of our great national potentials.
13. Let us all therefore resolve as we celebrate the new year to
place the higher interests of national unity, peace, stability and
progress above all other considerations and work harder in our
particular fields of human endeavour to contribute more significantly to
the attainment of our collective aspirations.
14. I wish you all a happy and rewarding 2013.
15. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR
Federal Republic of Nigeria
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