Politics Has Crept into ASUU Strike
President Goodluck Jonathan declared that ‘politics’ has crept into the ongoing strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
Nigeria not broke
President Jonathan also declared the claims that the country is broke because of the shortfall in the amount of revenue available to share among the three tiers of government as false.
I don’t know if Shekau is alive or dead-Jonathan
On the state on insecurity, President Jonathan lamented the early Sunday morning massacre of over 40 students at the an agriculture institution in Yobe State however said the spate of terrorism has been on decline since government declare state of emergency in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa State.
On the controversies over recent kllings in Abuja, President Jonathan said there were definitely Boko Haram elements in the uncompleted building where about nine squatters were killed by a combined State Security Services and military operatives.
According to him, in every confrontation there will be “innocent people who might be caught in the gun fire.” He also said some soldiers are being tried in court martial for leaking information to Boko Haram in the North.
I didn’t sign any single term agreement
As expected, the issue of President Jonathan and the 2015 general election also came up during the chat. The first question to the President was on the alleged pact he was alleged to have signed before the 2011 elections that he will do only one term in office as alleged by Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State and some other Northern governors.
Government is winning the war against corruption
President Jonathan also told his interviewers that government is winning the war against corruption.
According to him, corruption in fertilization distribution process in Nigeria has already been eliminated with the introduction of electronic wallet system.
He said the government is also tackling the corruption in the oil sector contrary to popular belief. According to him, there are so much talk about corruption in the oil industry because there are those who want to get oil blocks, contracts and other favours from the sector: “Most of the stories on oil sector in Nigeria is not factual they are mere Molue stories,” said Jonathan.
Megawatt is not the issue
President Jonathan who noted that the government has successfully privatized the power sector said government is no longer interested in talking about the number of megawatts of electricity it is generating, but the stability of electricity supply to Nigerians. “Generation of Megawatts is not the issue, the concern is on transmission,” said Jonathan.
PDP Government has done well
The President also scored the administration of Peoples Democratic Party which has been in charge of the country since the return to civil rule very high.