January 29, 2015 – Deputy Chairman, Finance Committee of Jonathan/Sambo Presidential Campaign Organization, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme has urged Nigerians to vote for Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Presidential candidate, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, saying a vote for PDP in the February 14, 2015 presidential election is a vote for economic growth, development and unity.
Olejeme made this call when she received prominent political leaders from Delta State in Abuja.
“Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is a good listener and knows his task of governing the country. He is the only presidential candidate that can lead Nigeria to greater heights. He will make Nigeria a better place and a global economic power “she said.
Olejeme, who is also chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), assured Nigerians that President Goodluck Jonathan will stick to the policy of transparency and accountability.
“President Goodluck Jonathan will accelerate economic transformation in his second term through investment in critical infrastructure projects so as to drive economic growth. He will pay special attention to education and health. He will focus on building strong economy.
“ He will take communication, transport, electric power provision, security and potable water supply to the highest level. He will create jobs. He will ensure that resources are equitably distributed and an enabling and conducive business environment provided. He will continue to work on good governance, which is an essential part of economic growth and development. He will continue to champion economic diplomacy, promote the growth of local businesses”, she said.
She urged Nigerians, particularly public servants, civil society, youth, women’s groups and traditional leaders to support the PDP presidential candidate.
“Dr. Goodluck Jonathan deserves our support in order to complete what he has started” she added.
Olejeme commended Mr. President for expanding the country’s infrastructure, developing agriculture, generating employment and advancing the cause of education.
“If you desire something better, you have to vote for Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. He will continue to work for the development of the country, make our economy buoyant, create more jobs, reduce unemployment and social tension, sanitize the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil industry and attract massive inflow of foreign investments through appropriate policies and a conducive environment”.
Olejeme who affirmed her support for Jonathan quest to continue as president of the country, said the PDP presidential candidate will continue to encourage gender empowerment in his appointments.
“Mr. President is the servant of the people. He will never forget that. He will continue to act in the national interest. He will continue to ensure the security of persons, property and investments in our territory. He will continue to empower the security agencies to stem the scourge of terrorism in our country. He will continue to make the difference in the politics and development of the country” she said.
Drawing inspiration from the good governance model of Dr. Jonathan, Olejeme said Mr. President’s second term will go beyond providing critical infrastructure.
“President Goodluck Jonathan will ensure social justice and good governance in the country. He will promote economic development; help the masses develop a clearer understanding of the social, political and economic factors affecting their lives, make the development process more accountable, transparent and participatory as well as provide conducive atmosphere for local and foreign investors” Olejeme said.
She appealed to all Nigerians, irrespective of sex, religion, ethnic origin, political affiliation or social status to join hands in the work ahead to make Nigeria peaceful and prosperous by voting for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the fourth coming presidential election.
In a related development, Chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Ngozi Olejeme on Friday recalled the efforts of the present administration at keeping youths off the streets and getting them positively engaged, saying the agency employed over seven thousand Nigerians in the last few months.
“The NSITF embarked on massive recruitment of workers and many of the newly recruited workers were sent for capacity building courses locally and internationally” she said.
In a statement in Abuja, Olejeme said NSITF also paid millions to workers who sustained work place injuries.
“At the moment, cases of industrial accidents are being treated as they are reported in full compliance with the provisions of the Act and to the satisfaction of the stakeholders” the statement said.
“Since the new Employees Compensation Act (ECA) became operational, the NSITF, which has almost gone into extinction with the introduction of the contributory pension scheme, has come to life. And with its new mandate to provide this very important social security scheme to Nigerians, the fund has taken a new look in terms of structure, functions and workforce; while its financial base has tremendously improved” she said.
Stressing the issue of social security for the elderly, unemployed and physically challenged, Olejeme said the process of putting in place the necessary infrastructure to implement Social Security benefit has commenced.
“The NSITF has put in place the necessary infrastructure to ensure the collection of data of all the categories of those entitled to Social Security Benefit” the statement added.
She praised Mr. President for putting the people at the centre of the formulation of all government policies, providing facilities, encouraging women to participate in socio-economic and political activities in the country, promoting foreign investments, providing ample incentives and giving exemplary leadership to Nigerians.
The PDP chieftain also extolled him for confronting the country’s problems, diversifying the Nigerian economy, reducing retail prices of petroleum products to reflect the downscaling in global oil prices, establishing 12 conventional and two specialized universities and cleaning up the electoral process.
“The volumes of government programmes and projects are creating wealth and job opportunities, reviving collapsed business enterprises, stimulating agriculture and local food production” the former gubernatorial aspirant said. She urged Nigerians to give Jonathan the mandate to continue.
“Nigerians will have decent education, adequate medical care and affordable housing. Agriculture will continue to witness turn around. Youth employment and women empowerment will be given attention. Rapid results will be achieved in the economic sector. President Jonathan will ensure lasting peace through security and good governance” Olejeme said.
“Jonathan will continue to deepen the mechanics of governance and service delivery. He will continue to give us the hope, optimism and the change we need. He will provide for the wellbeing of our people and look after the vulnerable”.
“It’s time for Nigerians to come together around one choice, one candidate, who we know will work for us,” said Olejeme. “And that candidate is Dr. Goodluck Jonathan” she added