President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has assured Nigerians of equitable distribution of Federal Government projects and appointments.
President Jonathan was speaking to a 16-member delegation of the Southern Kaduna Consultative Forum at State House, Monday.
‘I am always concerned about justice and equity, to ensure that every section of the country gets its fair share, and we will continue to do that’, he assured the delegation.
The President expressed the Administration’s appreciation to the people of Southern Kaduna for their consistent support during the elections, and said no politician could fully pay back for the votes of supporters.
‘We cannot pay back what you have done by voting for us’, he said, adding, ‘but we are already working hard to address some of the issues you have brought to us today’.
Earlier, Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo had told the delegation that many Federal Government projects had been approved by President Jonathan in Southern Kaduna.
These include the 215MW Kudenda thermal plant for the Kaduna Industrial Area, completion of the Gurara Dam’s 30MW plant, a 200km road, a special agricultural irrigation training school, funds from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund for Kafanchan University, as well as a new dam planned for Kauru Local Government Area.
The leader of the delegation, Major General Zamani Lekwot, rtd, had called on President Jonathan to redress the marginalization of the zone through more equitable appointments and citing of Federal Government projects, adding that the zone had only 7 of the 30 Federal political appointments in the State.
He asked for completion of road projects, power supply projects, rehabilitation of NTA Kafanchan and the establishment of a military unit within a 20km radius of Kafanchan to deter terrorists from killing innocent villagers of Southern Kaduna.
Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity)
March 25, 2013