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Thursday, 15 January 2015

State House report on GEJ's visit to Maiduguri

The State House press release below..
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan undertook a surprise visit to Maiduguri Thursday on the occasion of Nigeria’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day to meet with officers and men of the Armed Forces currently in the frontline of the war against terrorism and insurgency in the country. 
Accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff, Service Chiefs, the National Security Adviser and the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, President Jonathan visited officers and men of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army at Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri to thank them for their patriotic and courageous service to the nation.

The President told officers and soldiers of the Division that the nation was very proud of them and grateful for their dedication and commitment to the defence of the civilian population against terrorists and violent extremists.

 President Jonathan also assured the troops that the Federal Government will continue to do everything possible to ensure that they get the weapons, equipment, welfare and logistics support they require to completely rout the insurgents and restore full security and normalcy to affected parts of the country.

Describing the troops as a special breed of men who were undertaking a great assignment for their fatherland, the President assured them that all necessary action was being taken to address challenges facing them in their operations against Boko Haram. “In terms of equipment and logistics, we have already made considerable progress since the insurgency started and we will continue to improve in that regard until your operations are successfully concluded,” he told the soldiers. President Jonathan also toured wards of the 7 Division Hospital and Medical Services Centre where he met with soldiers recovering from injuries sustained in operations against Boko Haram. He wished them speedy recovery.

Before leaving the Borno State capital, President Jonathan visited over 900 displaced persons from Baga at a camp in the city. The President commiserated with the displaced persons on the losses they suffered during the attack on their town by Boko Haram. He promised them that the Federal Government will strive to make their stay in the camps more comfortable while it continues to do all within its powers to restore peace and security to enable them return to their homes soon.

“Terrorism and insurgency have been very traumatic for all of us. I feel particularly disturbed when I hear of our people being displaced within their own country. “I assure you and other displaced persons that Government is working very hard to ensure that you do not remain in these camps for too long. “I know that many of your houses have been destroyed. We will assist you financially so that you can rebuild your homes and return to them gradually,” President Jonathan told the displaced persons. The President thanked the Red Cross and other international organizations who have been assisting in the provision of relief materials to the displaced persons.

He also charged local, state and federal government officials to work with greater harmony and cooperation in rendering support to the displaced persons. “I do not want to be hearing conflicting reports on support being given to them. Government is one and we must all work together to assist our people whenever the need arises.
“We must cooperate maximally and work together at the local government, state and federal levels to ensure that our people who are unfortunately displaced from their homes get the best possible treatment,” President Jonathan said.

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity)

87 comments:

Bokunor. linda ikeji's adopted son said...

Dats kul

AQO said...

TL; DR.











Jesus is Lord.

Mz_Fowoshere said...

Boring. #lindagiveawayonmymind

Don Meritson Mba said...

He should have gone there since..


#GodblessNigeria

Princess G said...

Good one. May God grant u more wisdom to govern Nigeria

Juliet Iwuno said...

He don really try but all na 4 d forthcoming election. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

He don really try but all na 4 d forthcoming election. Linda take note!

Peejay said...

Hmmm. No further comment.

Juliet Iwuno said...

He don really try but all na 4 d forthcoming election. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

According to the town crier.

APPLELIPX said...

Enhen??
Is that all??
Mama peace dint follow him der to at aleast drop some food items n punchlines

God help this nation

Subomi said...

Its nice he visited the soldiers and the people of the area.

Juliet Iwuno said...

He don really try but all na 4 d forthcoming election. Linda take note!

lord flacko said...

1 month to elections that's when he knows he's supposed to visit borno state.

ngbede gabriel said...

Story story!!!!

GALORE said...

Say President

Say @Good luck


Say Aso rock



@Galore

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Good morning Mr President *yawnss*

lord flacko said...

1 month to elections that's when he knows he's supposed to visit borno state.

Anonymous said...

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lord flacko said...

1 month to elections that's when he knows he's supposed to visit borno state.

christie benjamin said...

The report is cracked....so after all this while, he is just waking up to the reality because foreign people are now pressurising him with their sympathetic messages.
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Anonymous said...

Story for the gods

Kelvin Nick said...

God will help us in this country. Good one GEJ

Omoye Zenki Moye Brown said...

Well done eh....Mr President.........U av said alot..






Moye says so via BB Passport...Courtesy LIB....

Chikaodili Ndife said...

We really appreciate the soldiers at the frontline, God will keep guiding n strengthening u guys

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Good morning Mr.President*yawns*

ENNY said...

Nonsense!

lami said...

Hmmmmm.

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

We don hear

Anonymous said...

Carry go my oga @ de top. #oneandonlynwa@gmail.com#

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Too long to read abeg....
*GLO BRING 3G TO KONTAGORA*
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Wisdom Aku said...

The president will be filled with alots of tension on dis visitation. Ujo

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Good morning Mr President *yawns*

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Aya...kpele oo..

lucky chukz said...

Quiet, humble and calculative.. #GoGEj you're the man!!

Wisdom Aku said...

The president will be filled with alots of tension on dis visitation. Ujo

carlos iyke said...

Why did he suddenly wake up to his responsibilities? Cos of Elections! No way. CHANGE
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@Mr Endowed via Lumia phone

billy sule said...

Okay oo we haff hear

damba israel said...

Bravo to Mr President
Bravo to Nigeria soldiers
GEJ for 2015

Lucy Ogana said...

Abeg this weakling of a president should get lost, already.
See CNN already making caricature of our military in borno.
Can u imagine dat CNN even knows dat GEJ visit to Maiduguri, is just few weeks to elections?

Anonymous said...

http://www.nairaland.com/2091658/zenith-bank-contract-staffing-destroying#29765161

Anonymous said...

See him face like undiluted yoyo bitters, abeg go Drink poison jona,u will never win

Anonymous said...

See him face like undiluted yoyo bitters, abeg go Drink poison jona,u will never win

Sophia stephen said...

Story story. Story.


@Sophia Stephen

Chidinma Grace said...

That's so thoughtful of u my president, God bless u!

Anonymous said...

I still find it hard to believe dat man was once a lecturer, Even my yoruba elective lecture will do better dan jona in his brain, it so obvious Jonathan was feed semolina pap wen he Was a baby

SWILL MARTIN said...

Hmmmmn,na nau I'm suppose con do this???mcheeeeew! He better makes it real no be 2 give speech naim we de look 4 oooo.

Anonymous said...

Trash....if he likes he should visit Book Haram dudes sef......as for me I am delivering my street to GMB *wink*

joystickextender@gmail.com said...

That's very good of the President..may God flush all therl book bustard's

Meanwhile email me to know how you can enlarge your joystick

OSINANL said...

Yayyyyyyy
Shame to bad people
That God he didn't announce it before going.

Anonymous said...

Good one!

Imoh Sandra said...

Moving on,they should try and do something for them time of promise and fail is over.

Imoh Sandra said...

Moving on,they should try and do something for them time of promise and fail is over.

Jules Louis said...

Good of him. So many people have died. So many r injured. Its well!

Shina Shine said...

All is well


#Commentinf thru Glo 4G LTE

o patience said...

OK na heard

prince paul said...

aah!! i cant read all those jargons biko, all they do is talk and talk yet the nation is getting worse by the day, if he likes let him to go bombay to campaign, non of my business

princess said...

Good one

ary said...

Abeg

ANYA IKENGA said...

The thing is even if Buhari is Boko Haram sponsor let him win and call his boys to order. We are tired of these killings and displacement.

Joel Thomas said...

iwoyi lata ro....the action and gesture is commendable though belated. I do hope the unexpected visit is not based on selfish motive .....with elections around the corner. He should do this more often please as the Commander in Chief

Pius Oluwe said...

Where are the. Pictures. Taken during the visit....THEM SAY THEM SAY....election strategy

Temitope Irabor said...

Hmmmm...nice

Anonymous said...

Too little, too late. I'm sorry sir would u be there if not for the impending doom of ur lost election come February 14th? Where have u been all this while since early 2013? Where were u when 59 boys were slaughtered in their sleep? Why oh why didn't u ever go to Chibok? Instead u made a mockery of our collective tears as a nation while u danced on stage at party rallies. Mr president with all due respect, it's too little, too late.

Anonymous said...

That's very commendable.God bless GEJ,God bless Nigeria.

REAL. PIKIN said...

Long Live Nigeria, Long Live Mr President. GEJ 2015........

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

He deliberately went there unannounced bcos of security reason...

I wish him well.

kennedy Ikwuka said...

Lollz I love this man. He has surprised d hausa, fulani fagotts, Choi!! Dew were taken unaware. Dts d clueless presido smarter dn the hausa's.
#dtsnoneofmybiz

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Our President is not looking bad@all.

"We dat r wit u r so many than those against u"...NTA news GEJ Presidential advert.

Cagey Berry said...

Ɠ♡D save this land.

debbie damsel said...

At last mr presido has visited maiduguri! I hope its not because of campaign!!!

victor dafe said...

when GEJ first came into power, his very first gift to us january 1st was subsidy removal and without any surprise to me, we heard somebody somebody looted the money made from the subsidy.
I'm just wondering what gift or magic trick he will pull out of his hat this time around if he wins another term.
I'm no longer confident of his leadership and honestly i don't want him on that seat anymore.
As for his no. 1 thorn in the flesh opponent "GMB", am really not sure about his intentions for nigeria.

LezRock via Old itel mobile

Anonymous said...

Ruben Abati is the most incompetent media person ever. Fool

Obyy Ben said...

Good to know.

Shalom in Nigeria, Amen

amarachi chukuw said...

Good of him

femi fex said...

Omo my brain dey pain me oo, this kind copy and paste post

udeze obumneme said...

Jona visit baga too.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't he go to Baga or Chibok in the same Borno state to see the soldiers on the real war front?

Anonymous said...

LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOO crazy

chukwuebuka eze said...

Your ofemmamu lecturer....let them go wash there teeth first

ebonyz... said...

seen, no further comment

Ademola Owolabi said...

Why use the word: suprise visit? Simply Jonathan visited .... Surprise sends a message of arbitrariness and acting on the spur of the moment.

State House should do better next time.

Anonymous said...

It's better late than never

NWIGWE VICTOR ANAYO said...

Mr. President, why is it that it is ONLY when the WORLD FOCUSES that you demonstrate a flash of Leadership on TRAGEDIES of your CITIZENS?

Anonymous said...

Lets hope the visit boost the moral of the soldiers

Mogbo Tobenna said...

Did u say suprise define suprise if he had gne to the war front wiv em yes that's a suprise and look at they were all waiting for him at the airport

chris Imafidon said...

Nice one My President, 4 going there keep the work on sir cus, those who are with u are more than those against u sir.

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