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Monday, January 3, 2011

President Jonathan Pledges Significant Improvement in Security, Power Supply and National Infrastructure in New Year Message

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has promised Nigerians significant improvements in security, power supply, national infrastructure, education, healthcare and employment generation in 2011.

In his new-year message to the nation, President Jonathan pledged that his administration will work even harder in the coming months to ensure that ordinary Nigerians begin to feel the tangible benefits of the economic growth recorded by the country in recent years.

The President said that the Federal Government will give particular attention to the effective implementation of the new national job creation scheme for which N50 Billion has been earmarked in the 2011 Appropriation bill to create thousands of new jobs for the country’s unemployed youth.

He said that to further boost employment, his administration will also initiate a massive national public works programme in the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory for the renovation, rehabilitation and upgrading of schools, medical facilities, roads and other public utilities.

President Jonathan said that in addition to the N500 Billion intervention fund which has been established for the country’s power, manufacturing and aviation sectors, a $500 Million facility will also be made available to support small and growing businesses.