(COMPLETED & ONGOING, PROJECTS AND POLICIES)
FOUR YEARS OF UNPRECEDENTED TRANSFORMATIONAL AGENDA
1) CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW ABUJA – KADUNA RAIL TRACK: President Jonathan’s administration has constructed the new world class infrastructural project; the Abuja-Kaduna Rail is ready. [WATCH VIDEO ON YOUTUBE)
2) OPERATION AQUILA: Operation Aquila under President Jonathan has helped reduce up to 20 million litters a day in PMS subsidy fraud by using technology to track the movement of petroleum around Nigeria.
3) DRY SEASON FADAMA FARMING: Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the release of N26 billion for the 2015 dry season farming in the country, the scheme was launched in 2012 and has provided thousands of jobs. According to Mr President, ”not only is food produced, we are now processing food. Food production is rising rapidly and thousands of jobs are being created for our young people.”
4) FIRST EVER N970 BILLION CUSTOMS REVENUE: Over Nine Hundred and Seventy Billion Naira (almost N1 trillion) was realised by the Nigeria Customs Service in 2014. The highest any custom regime has ever collected and declared in the history of Nigeria. This was against the eight hundred and thirty-three billion made in 2013.
5) N120 MILLION NAIRA GRANT TO YOUNG FARMERS: One hundred and twenty two million naira grant has been disbursed to twenty seven young farmers, under the Youth Employment Agricultural Programme, YEAP on 2015, according to The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adeshina.
6) DEVELOPMENT OF A SATELLITE FOR SECURITY AND MINERAL DEPOSIT: National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) is developing an indigenous Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellite which will be helpful in the area of security, mapping out our solid minerals deposit and, also to monitor the coastal areas of Niger Delta.
7) ZERO CASE OF POLIO SINCE JULY 2014: Nigeria has not reported any case of wild polio virus (type one), since the last case was reported last July 2014 in Kano State as revelled at the Expert Review Committee meeting in Abuja.
8) WOMEN EMPOWERMENT & ICT; 2,000 WOMEN TRAINED UNDER G-WIN: 2,000 Women have been trained in ICT under the scheme G-WIN-by Minister of of women Affairs and Social Development – Hajiya Zainab Maina. PROPOSALS/ PLANS; The Nigerian government has unveiled a new Information and Communication Technology, ICT, paradigm for women. It would lead to a greater number of women and youths having unhindered access to IT knowledge for wealth creation and improvement of their socio-economic well-being.The process will provide available infrastructure for women and youths to have easy and strategic access to e-commerce, e-government, e-education and e-society, infrastructure .
9) CONSTRUCTION OF DAMS: The Kashimbilla/Gamovodam is part of the over thirty dams that have been constructed in this administration. Fed Govt has constructed dams to boost water supply across the country – by the Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Ochekpe.
10) SOKOTO- YAURI- KONTAGORA ROAD: The Federal Government said has awarded contract for reconstruction of the 655-kilometre Sokoto-Yauri-Kontagora road.
11) GREAT GREEN WALL PROJECT: Curtailing decertification under the Great Green Wall Project (GGW) launched in Kebbi State by Mr President.
12) GRAINS SILO: Construction of 100metric tons of Grain Silos in Kebbi State.
13) REVIVAL OF COTTON INDUSTRY IN ZAMFARA STATE: Fed Govt. has resuscitated the moribund cotton industry in Gasau in Zamfara State. Fed Govt has built 15 ginneries in the State, the grinneries can hold up to 2,000 tons of cotton.
14) N320 BILLION RICE ECONOMY: Local rice production contributed 320 Billion Naira to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country in 2014 – the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina ( Source Fed Min. Of Info )
15) RICE PRODUCTION 760,000 JOBS CREATED: Rice production has created 760,00 jobs, according to the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina ( Source Fed Min. Of Info )
16) FIRST EVER 2.9 MILLION METRIC TONS OF RICE PRODUCTION 2013: Based on the 2013 production of 1.9 Million Metric Tons of rice, the projected production for the 2013 farming season is expected to be about 2.9 Million Metric Tons of high quality rice milled from local sources. 202) Nigeria produces over 9m, making us 85% rice sufficientIn 2009, Nigeria was producing below 5 million tonnes of rice, today we are 85% rice sufficient. ?We are going to be the Thailand of Africa?. Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina ( Source Fed Min. Of Info ).
17) ESTABLISHMENT OF 13 NEW RICE MILLS: Miva Rice Mill is in Benue State, it is one of the thirteen rice mills that have been established under this administration. Before the launch of the Agricultural Transformational Agenda (ATA) in 2011, only one integrated rice mill was functioning in the whole of the country With the recent establishment of the 60,000 Ton Olam Farm due to be commissioned in June,2014, this will bring to 13, the number of local rice mills so far established by this administration. ( Source Fed Min. Of Info ).
18) ESTABLISHMENT OF GROWTH ENHANCEMENT SUPPORT SCHEME: This has ensured that rice is not just harvested but is also milled in Nigeria and sold directly to Nigerian consumers. Thus, it can be seen that the Federal Government under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan has been putting in place both policies and the enabling environment for the production of small, medium, and large-scale production of rice. This falls directly under the purview of the Growth Enhancement Support Scheme (GES) for the increase of value chain in the rice producing area of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda. ( Source Fed Min. Of Info ).
19) N25.32 BILLION LOAN TO FARMERS: Again, the Federal Government has come to the rescue, by providing access to funds, grants, loans and other assistance notably through the Bank of Industry (BOI) which was recently given a grant of N25.32 Billion for 986 enterprises to offset its expenditure, service farmers and industries with loan facilities, all in a bid to boost rice production. ( Source Fed Min. Of Info)
20) THE FIRST EVER AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT HIRING SERVICES (AEHE): Local farmers can obtain mechanised services through a scheme by the Fed Govt called the Agricultural Equipment Hiring Services (AEHE) for planting, weeding and harvesting. ( Source Fed Min. Of Info )
21) NIGERIA’S GAS SUPPLY HITS 2 BILLION CUBIC FEET PER DAY: The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says Nigeria has grown its gas supply market from 300 million to two billion cubic feet per day (cfpd).The Group Executive Director, Gas and Power, NNPC, Dr. David Ige, stated this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja. Ige attributed the achievement to successful implementation of the Nigeria Gas Master Plan by the Government of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. (source Voice of Nigeria)
22) NIGERIA ONE OF THE LARGEST PRODUCERS OF FERTILISER: Nigeria’s growth in her gas supply market from 300 million to two billion cubic feet per day (cfpd), has already positioned Nigeria to be the largest producer of fertiliser by 2018 and a major exporter.
SURE-P & ROAD CONSTRUCTION:
23) ROAD CONSTRUCTION- DUALIZATION: Dualization of five (5) key arterial roads – Abuja-Abaji-Lokoja Highway.
24) DUALIZATION: Kano-Maiduguri Highway,
25) RECONSTRUCTION AND DULAIZATION: Onitsha-Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.
26) RECONSTRUCTION AND DUALIZATION: Benin-Ore-Shagamu Expressway.
27) RECONSTRUCTION AND DUALIZATION: Lagos-Shagamu-Ibadan Expressway.
28) CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGES: The new Loko-Oweto Bridge over River Benue linking Nasarawa and Benue States.
29) CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGES: The Second Niger Bridge in Onitsha/Asaba linking Anambra and Delta States.
30) COMPLETION OF 62 ROADS ACROSS THE NATION: Oturkpo-Oweto Road (Section in Benue State
31) Completion of Otukpa-Ayangba-Ajaokuta-Okene Road in Kogi State
32) Completion of Ningi-Yadagumgume-Fuskar Mata Road (Phase II) in Bauchi State
33) Completion of Yana-Shira-Azare Road in Bauchi State
34) Completion of Wukari-Takum Road in Taraba State
35) Completion of Benin-Ofosu Expressway in Edo States
36) Completion of Enugu-Abakaliki Road in Enugu/Ebonyi States
37) Completion of Ogoja Junction-Ikom Road in Cross River State
38) Completion of Ado-Ilumoba-Agbado-Ikare Road in Ekiti State
39) Completion of the Dualization of Ibadan-Ilorin road section I (Ibadan – Oyo) in Oyo State.
40) Completion of the Reconstruction of Vom-Manchok road in Plateau State.
41) Completion of the Repairs of 3rd Mainland Bridge (Phase II), covering additional works for the replacement of 8Nos. Expansion Joints in Lagos State.
42) Completion of the Dualization of Onitsha-Owerri Road (Section I) and Onitsha Eastern Bypass, in Anambra State.
43) Completion of the Rehabilitation of Uba-Mbalala road in Borno State.
44) Completion of the Rehabilitation of Funtua-Gusau-Sokoto road (Section II: Gusau-Talata Mafara) in Zamfara and Sokoto States.
45) Completion of the Rehabilitation of Obiozora-Uburu-Ishiagu Road in Enugu and Ebonyi States.
46) Completion of the Access Road to Kaduna Refinery in Kaduna State.
47) Completion of the Construction/Rehabilitation of Gbogan-Iwo road in Oyo State.
48) Completion of the Rehabilitation of Owerri-Aba Road in Imo and Abia States.
49) Completion of the Rehabilitation of Katsina-Daura road in Katsina State.
50) Completion of the Rehabilitation of Ijebu Igbo-Ajegunle- Araromi-Ife-Sekona Road (Section II), in Ogun State.
51) Emergency reinstatement of collapsed section of Gombe-Potiskum Road, (at Km 12) in Gombe State.
52) Rehabilitation of road Spur from Onitsha-Owerri road to Okija-Ihembosi-Afor Ukpor-Ebenator-Ezenifite in Anambra State.
53) Construction of 15km Interstate road from Aiyegunle-Akoko Edo in Ondo and Edo States.
54) Completion of the Rehabilitation of access roads to Warri Refinery in Delta State.
55) Completion of the Dualization of Access Road to Onne Port in Rivers State.
56) Construction of Gombe-Bypass in Gombe State.
57) Rehabilitation of Odo Oba-Takie-Gambari-Otte-Oyo State border along Ibadan-Oyo Ogbomosho-Ilorin road in Oyo State.
58) Emergency Reinstatement of collapsed section of Wukari-Mutum Biyu road in Taraba State.
59) Reinstatement of Washouts at km6+750, km30+400 and km35+325 along Onitsha-Enugu dual carriageway in Anambra and Enugu States.
60) Emergency reinstatement of Washout/Gully erosion at KM127+000 at Auchi along Okene-Benin road and Km14+000 along Auchi-Agenebode road in Edo State.
61) Construction of Langtang-Lalin-Tunkus-Shendam Road in Plateau State.
62) Rehabilitation of old Oyo-Ogbomoso road in Oyo State
63) Rehabilitation of Omuo-Ifaki road in Ekiti State.
64) Rehabilitation/Reconstruction of Lafenwa Bridge in Abeokuta in Ogun State.
65) Rehabilitation of Gombe-Numan-Yola road section II: Numan- Gombe in Adamawa and Gombe States.
66) Rehabilitation of Otta?Owode road in Ogun State.
67) Rehabilitation of Mararaba-Pambeguwa-Saminaka-Jos road section I (Mararaba-Panbeguwa) in Kaduna State.
68) Rehabilitation of Anka-Daki Takwas-Gummi road in Zamfara State. Reconstruction and Pavement Strengthening of Ikom-Mfum Road in Cross River State.
69) Reconstruction of Abakaliki-Mbok (Ogoja Junction) in Ebonyi and Cross River States.
70) Rehabilitation of Okija-Uli-Oguta Road in Imo State.
71) Rehabilitation of Asphalt Overlay of 2km Access Road to the Federal Science & Technical College in Edo State.
72) Rehabilitation of Hadejia-Nguru Road, Phase I (Hadejia-Kirikasama Section) in Jigawa State
73) Rehabilitation of Benin-Ofosu Highway in Edo State
74) Construction of 2 No. Bridges alogn Auchi Polytechnic-Ekperi- Agenebode Road in Edo State
75) Rehabilitation of Access Road to Ejigbo NNPC Depot in Lagos State
76) Rehabilitation of Apapa-Oshodi Expressway (Section I) in Lagos State
77) Rehabilitation of Ipele-Ishua Road in Ondo State
78) Periodic maintenance of Jebba-Lafiaji Road in Niger State.
79) Periodic maintenance of Takai-Albasu-Gaya Road in Kano State.
80) Periodic maintenance of Nafada-Gombe Abba Road in Gombe State.
81) Periodic maintenance of Hong-Mubi Road in Adamawa State.
82) Periodic maintenance of Okpala-Igwurita Road in Imo State.
83) Periodic maintenance of Ado-Ilumoba-Agbado-Ikare Road Section A in Ekiti State.
84) Periodic maintenance of Dingaya-Galambi-Rungo Road in Sokoto State.
85) Periodic maintenance of Rumukurshi-Chokocho Road in Cross River State.
86) Periodic maintenance of Akure-Owo Road in Ondo State.
87) Periodic maintenance of Ado-Ilumoba-Agbado-Ikare Road Section B in Ekiti State.
88) Periodic maintenance of Kurfi-Chiranchi Road in Katsina State.
89) Periodic maintenance of Lafiagi-Mokwa Road in Niger State.
90) Periodic maintenance of East-West-Odi Road in Bayelsa State.
91) Periodic maintenance of Lafia-Doma Road in Nasarawa state.
92) Construction & Rehabilitation of Vandeikya-Obudu Cattle Ranch Road,
Phase I in Benue State.
93) Construction of Abriba-Arochukwu Road, Phase I in Abia State.
94) Rehabilitation of Makurdi-Gboko Road, Phase I: Wunnune-Yendev Section in Benue State
95) Construction of Ohafia-Oso Road in Ebonyi/Abia States.
96) Rehabilitation of Section 1A of Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega- Kontagora-Makara Road, Phase I in Sokoto/Kebbi/Niger States.
97) Reconstruction of Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Kontagora-Makara Phase I, Section I in Niger State.
98) Reconstruction of Kunya-Kanya-Babura-Babban Mutum Road Phase I in Jigawa State.
99) Construction of Zing-Yakoko-Monkin Road in Taraba State.
100) Rehab. of Alkaleri-Bauchi Road in Bauchi State.
101) Construction of Aguoba-Owa-Mgbagbu Owa Ebenebe (Anambra State Border) with Spur to Aaha-Iwollo Road in Enugu State.
102) Constr. of Offa By-Pass at Offa in Kwara State. 31.87%
103) Construction of Ikot Ekpene Border-Aba-Owerri Road, Section I, Phase I in Akwa Ibom/Abia/Imo States. 21.95%
104) Rehabilitation of Calabar Ugep-Ogoja-Katsina Ala Road, Section I (Calabar-Ugep) in Cross River State. 53%
105) Reconstruction and Expansion of Lagos-Ibadan Dual Carriageway, Section I (Lagos-Shagamu) in Lagos/Ogun States -11.0%
106) Reconstruction and Expansion of Lagos-Ibadan Dual Carriageway, Section II (Shagamu-Ibadan) in Ogun/Oyo States -8.93%
107) Construction of Yenegwe-Okaki-Kolo Road in Bayelsa State -46.05%
108) Rehabilitation of Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Section II, Phase II in Lagos State.
109) Rehab. of Mokwa-Bida Road in Niger State-25%
110) Rehabilitation of Akure-Ilesha Road in Osun/Ondo States-20%
111) Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Enugu-Port Harcourt Dual Carriageway, Section I (Lokpanta-Umuahia Tower) in Abia State – 8.02%
112) Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Enugu-Port Harcourt Dual Carriageway, Section II (Umuahia Tower-Aba Township Rail) in Abia State-3.5%
113) Under Water Inspection, Assessment of Pilings, River Bed, Bathymetric Survey, Profiling and Echometric Test of Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State-100%
114) Construction of Kankara-Gurbi Road in Katsina State-0.1%
115) Construction of Isoko Ring Road in Delta State -0.78%
116) Rehabilitation of Yashi-Duguri-Digare-Yalo Road (Yashi-Duguri- Digare Section) in Bauchi State -2.52%
117) Constr. of Jarmai Bashar Road in Plateau State -0%
118) Rehabilitation of Wukari-Akwana Road in Taraba State.5%
119) Construction of Ajase-Ipo-Offa-Erin Ile-Osun State Boundry in Kwara State-12%
120) Construction of Takum-Dogon Gawa Road (Katsina Ala-Takum) in Taraba State -3.12%
121) Construction of River Ebba Bridge at Cheche, Katcha in Niger State -2.73%
122) Rehabilitation of Amanwaozuzu-Uzoagba-Eziama Orie-Amaohia Road in Imo State-12.03%
123) Construction of Bida-Sacci-Nupeko Road in Niger State- 0.2%
124) Reconstruction of Nung Udoe-Etinan-Ekom Road in Akwa Ibom State-0.74%
125) Construction of Benin-Adumagbae-Egba-Akure Road in Ondo State – 0.70%
126) Rehabilitation of Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa-Birnin Gwari-Kaduna Road (Ilorin-Jebba Section) in Kwara State – 0.67%
127) Rehabilitation of Ilorin-Kabba-Obajana Road in Kwara/Kogi States-1.00%
128) Rehabilitation of Mubi-Maiha-Sarao Road with Spur from Mubi-Bukula in Adamawa State-1.5%
130) Rehabilitation of Tumu-Pindiga-Kashere (Gombe State)-Futuk-Yalo (Bauchi State)-Bashar-Dengi (Plateau State) in Bauchi State-4.93%
131) Dualization of Kano-Katsina Road Phase I: Kano Town at Dawanau Roundabout to Katsina State Border in Kano State-0.27%
132) Completion of Igboile-Okin Connector Road in Surulere LGA, Oyo State-12.20%
133) Construction of Ihiala-Orlu Road in Isseke Town- Amafuo-Ulli with Spur (Ihiala-Orlu-Umuduru Section) in Anambra State-1.54%
134) Constr. of Ikemba Drive with Spur on Oba- Okigwe Road, through Permanent Site of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital in Anambra State-8.41%
135) Rehabilitation of Amugo Uno-Oriemba Market ? Amugo Isiorji Onuani Road in Enugu State-16.44%
136) Rehabilitation of Amanwaozuzu-Uzoagba-Eziama-Orie-Amaohia Road in Imo State-12.03%
137) Construction of Overhead Pedestrian Bridge in Mosogar and Oghara in Delta State-34.60%
138) Rehabilitation of Abalamabe (Allison Hart) 65m Bridge in Bonny, Rivers State – 1.01%
138) Construction of Access Road to Federal Facilities at Antorun-Temidire in Ogbomosho, Oyo State-2.36%
139) Rehabilitation of Burnt Marina Bridge and Maintenance of Eko (Akpongbon) and Iddo Bridges in Lagos State-7.5%
140) Emergency Repairs of Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota Expressway in Lagos State-100%
141) Emergency Repairs of Existing Niger Bridge at Onitsha/Asaba in Anambra/Delta States-5.4%
142) Acquisition and Utilization of Multi-User License and Satellite Imagery of Nigeria (for Office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation)
143) THE NEW NATIONAL BIOMETRIC SYSTEM: Under Goodluck Jonathan the New National Biometric system has detected and deleted over 73,000 Ghost/Fake pensioners from the Head of Service and police pension office! With the ELIMINATION of ghost workers over N162 billion naira has been saved.
144) CONSTRUCTION OF 35 ALMAJIRI SCHOOLS: The Fed Govt under Dr Goodluck has constructed 35 Almajiri Schools in the North to educate destitute children that roam the streets to beg. Federal Government target is to build 400 of such schools in the North.
145) NATIONAL CONFERENCE: The Nigerian National Conference was organized in 2014,.There were about 492 delegates that represented a cross-section of Nigerians including the professional bodies group. The Conference was headed by retired Chief Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi. The conference recommended a two-tier structure of Federal and State governments that vests the responsibility of the administration of the existing 774 local governments in the states. It also approved the creation of state police and the drafting of state constitutions, all of which are in response to many years of agitation to permit the states greater autonomy in local administration and in the maintenance of law and order.
146) NEW UNIVERSITY BUILT BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN: Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State. ?North Central.
147) NEW UNIVERSITY BUILT BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN: Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State. ??-North Central.
148) NEW UNIVERSITY BUILT BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN: Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State.? North East.
149) NEW UNIVERSITY BUILT BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN: Federal University, Wakari, Taraba State. ?-North East.
150) NEW UNIVERSITY BUILT BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN: Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State.-North West.
151) NEW UNIVERSITY BUILT BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN: Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State.??-North West
152) NEW UNIVERSITY BUILT BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN: Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State. ?South South.
153) NEW UNIVERSITY BUILT BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN: Federal University, Ndufe-Alike, Ebonyi State.-South East.
154) NEW UNIVERSITY BUILT BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN: Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State.- (Source 148 – 156www.nollywoodmagazine.com)
155) Promotion and practice of true democracy by creating an enabling environment where people from diverse backgrounds and with divergent views and opinions can be accommodated. Under the watch of Goodluck Jonathan administration, the APC was registered by INEC as a mega opposition party big enough to challenge the PDP at both state and national levels. This would have been unthinkable some years back.
156) Conduct of free and fair elections in the country, including the 2011 poll which was adjudged to be the most credible election of its magnitude that has ever been conducted in the country, though it was not without its flaws. Unlike in other administrations, the Goodluck Jonathan administration has given a free hand to the country’s electoral umpire, INEC, to perform its statutory duties.
157) Relative non-interference with electoral and judicial matters. This is evident in the number of governorship elections that have been won both at the polls and in the court by opposition parties in Anambra, Imo, Osun states, among others.
158) Liberalization of the press and guaranteeing the freedom of speech in a country where the stifling of the press and suppression of the citizens’ right to freedom of speech used to be the norm, a legacy of over 30 years of military rule. The existence of vocal anti-government media houses and critics would have culminated in some high-profile assassinations some years back, but today citizens are free to air their views whenever and wherever they like just like any other sane country.
159) Opening up of Nigeria to the global business community and becoming Africa’s number one destination of foreign investors. In the first six months of 2014, a total of US$9.70 billion or N1.51 trillion flowed into the national economy as foreign direct investments (FDI).
160) Under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Nigeria rebased it’s GDP for the first time in over a decade to become the largest economy in Africa, overtaking South Africa and Egypt in the process.
161) Proceeds from Nigeria’s non-oil exports rose to 2.97 billion by the end of 2013, up from 2.3 billion in 2010.
162) Initiation of the YOUWIN program in 2011. The Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YOUWIN) program aims to generate over 100,000 jobs for innovative unemployed youths across the country in the course of three years. It is currently in its third year.
163) Nigerians are now a step closer to being fully integrated into the international e-commerce community with the approval and re-inclusion of Nigeria as one of the Paypal-compliant countries after being banned from using the service at the peak of the advanced fee fraud (419 scams). With Paypal, Nigerians can now pay for goods and services online from anywhere in the world.
164) Goodluck Jonathan administration is the one behind the revival of the dead automotive industry in Nigeria. Global auto giants like Peugeot, Nissan and Hyundai now either assemble or wholly manufacture small cars, Sport Utility Vehicles, trucks and buses at various locations in Nigeria. In addition to that, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company (IVM), Nigeria’s flagship indigenous automaker, has begun the sale of their first made-in-Nigeria cars and SUVs in August 2014.
165) Under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Nigeria became the first country in West Africa to host the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2014. It was also the most successful World Economic Forum for Africa (WEFA) in history, boasting of a global reach of 2.1 billion people according to estimates.
166) Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote’s net worth increased from US$2.1 billion at the start of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s administration to US$23 billion in 2014, making him Forbes’ richest black person in the world and the overall 26th richest in the world. He attributed this mammoth increase in his monetary worth to Goodluck Jonathan administration favourable economic policies.
167) Revival of the comatose railway system of transportation in the country is happening under the current Goodluck Jonathan administration.
168) Remodelling, beautification and standardization of airports across the country. In addition to that, aircraft from Nigeria are now allowed to fly directly to the United States of America instead of going through many stopovers in Amsterdam and some other European cities along/in the route. The Akanu Ibiam Airport in Enugu was upgradede into an international airport, directly connecting the South-East region of the country to the outside world for the first time since independence.
169) Computerizing education in the country with the introduction of the computer-based test (CBT) which will be mandatory for all UTME candidates from 2015.
170) Arresting the outbreak of the deadly and highly contagious Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in record time, though it unfortunately claimed some lives at the onset.
171) Nigeria has reduced its food imports by over 40% as of 2013, moving the country closer to self sufficiency in agriculture.
172) Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of cassava with an output of over 45 million metric tonnes in 2014 according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
173) Due to favourable economic policies, Internet penetration in Nigeria has now increased from about 45 million in 2011 to 63 million in 2014, overtaking countries such as the United Kingdom and France in the process. What this means is that more people now use the internet in Nigeria than in the UK and France.
174) As of the second quarter of 2014, the number of registered active telephone lines in Nigeria stood at 130 million out of a total of over 170 million telephone lines.
185) Introduction of the Nigerian electronic identity card (e-ID card), one of the most secure in the world d the largest in Africa. The e-ID card serves as both an international identification module and an electronic payment solution.
175) Introduction of the cashless system which aims to encourage the use of e-payment systems in the country and reduce the volume of physical cash in circulation.
176) Unbundling of the dysfunctional Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) into about 18 profit-driven successor companies.
177) Under the watch of President Goodluck Jonathan administration, Nigeria won the African Cup of Nations for the first time in 19 years in South Africa in February, 2013.
178) Nigeria ended up with 11 gold , 11 silver and 14 bronze medals at the recently concluded 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, finishing 8th in the overall ranking.
179) 35% Affirmative Action Women in politics have been given more prominent roles in the current President Goodluck Jonathan administration. A large number of the federal appointees of the Goodluck Jonathan administration are women. They include, but are not limited to, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Miriam Aloma Mukhtar, Nigeria’s first female Chief Justice; Diezani Alison-Madueke; ex-aviation minister Stella Oduah, Joy Ogwu, Nigeria’s representatives at the United Nations; Sarah Jibril; and Viola Onwuliri. (Source 157 – 187 Internet – “My Charter For Lagos” )
180) REFINERY REHABILITATION: Rehabilitation of Kaduna oil refinery after 15 years
181) RENOVATION OF AIRPORTS ACROSS THE NATION: Muritala International Airport
182) RENOVATION OF AIRPORTS ACROSS THE NATION: Kano Airport
183) RENOVATION OF AIRPORTS ACROSS THE NATION: Benin Airport
184) RENOVATION OF AIRPORTS ACROSS THE NATION: Yola Airport
185) RENOVATION OF AIRPORTS ACROSS THE NATION: Enugu Airport
186) RENOVATION OF AIRPORTS ACROSS THE NATION: Port Harcourt Airport
187) RENOVATION OF AIRPORTS ACROSS THE NATION: The Lagos MMA2 Airport
188) RENOVATION OF AIRPORTS ACROSS THE NATION: Asaba Airport
189) RENOVATION OF AIRPORTS ACROSS THE NATION: Calabar Airport
190) RENOVATION OF AIRPORTS ACROSS THE NATION: Dutse Airport
191) RENOVATION OF AIRPORTS ACROSS THE NATION: Ilorin Airport (Sources 190 – 200, LYNAIJA)
192) MASSIVE EROSION / DRAINAGE WORKS: Akwa Ibom State, Ravine, Dominic Utuk Avenue, Uyo
193) CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW RAIL TRACK AJAOKUTA: These include: Ajaokuta – Warri line of 277km;
194) REHABILITATION OF RAIL TRACK AFTER 53 YEARS: Lagos to Kano, this train service is currently in operation. The main line will run from Lagos to Kano (1,126km ? an existing metre-gauge route) and a branch loop is to be provided via the capital Abuja which currently has no railway. This is to be the first phase of a 20-year scheme which foresees a standard gauge network of about 8,000km. (Completed)
195) REHABILITATION OF RAIL TRACK AFTER 53 YEARS: Port-Harcourt – Jos – Maiduguri (Ongoing). The second phase of the project will consist of a new line from Port Harcourt to Jos (about 770km). Minister of State in Nigeria’s Transport Ministry Mallam Mohammed Aliyu signed jointly with CCECC president Lin Rongxin. Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo was present at the signing ceremony – See more at:http://www.railwaysafrica.com/?/?/09/09/nigeria-china-sign/?
196) SUPPLY OF NEW TRAIN LOCOMOTIVES: Under Good luck Jonathan the Federal Executive Council has approved the immediate purchase of 25 units of C25 EMPD standard gauge diesel-powered locomotives for the Nigerian Railways Corporation at a cost of N114 billion ($$US76.2 million), preparatory for the concession of the corporation to OPS billed for June next year.?
(Source Nigerian Railway Corporation Online)
197) 14TH LARGEST PRODUCER OF COCOA IN THE WORLD: Mr. President?s Agricultural Transformational Agenda has positioned Nigeria again as a tending producer of cocoa. In the 60?s Nigeria was number one but slipped in the 70?s, 80?s and 90?s and witnessed declining fortunes in cocoa production. The new emphasis has seen a revival in cocoa production.
198) CONSULTANCY & CONSTRUCTION OF IBAKA DEEP SEA PORT.: Under President Goodluck Jonathan consultancy on Ibaka biggest deep sea port. has been completed. Construction will commence in 2015.
199) THE GROUNDNUT PYRAMIDS ARE BACK: Under Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Groundnut pyramids in the 50 & 60?s have made a comeback through the Agricultural Transformational Agenda. Groundnut pyramids can once again be seen in Kano.
200) WORLD BANK POVERTY RATE IN NIGERIA HAS DROPPED FROM 35.2 % IN 2010 TO 33.1%: In 2013 poverty rate in Nigeria has dropped from 35.2 % in 2010 to 33.1% in 2013.Under President Jonathan’s leadership, World Bank poverty rate in Nigeria has dropped from 35.2 % in 2010 to 33.1% in 2013.
201) FERTILISER SOLD DIRECTLY TO FARMERS: The age-long chronic corruption in the gov’t subsidized fertilizer procurement & distribution has been completely wiped out.
202) INSURANCE POLICY HOLDERS FROM 500K IN 2009 TO 1.5MILLION IN 2014: President Jonathan’s smart policies have boosted insurance policy holders from 500k in 2009 to 1.5million in 2014.
203) NIGERIA #1 DESTINATION FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN AFRICA: Under President Jonathan Nigeria became the #1 destination for foreign investment in Africa, attracting $7 billion in 2013.
NIGERIA THE 3RD FASTEST GROWING ECONOMY IN THE WORLD: CNN declares Nigeria the 3rd FASTEST growing economy in the world, thanks to President Jonathan’s leadership.
204) 1.6 MILLION JOBS UNDER JONATHAN’S GOV’T: The bulk of 1.6 million jobs Jonathan’s gov’t has created are in agriculture, housing manufacturing, and creative industries
(COMPLETED & ONGOING, PROJECTS AND POLICIES)