Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Promises to Revive the Country’s Microcredit Sector If He wins Re-Election

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday promised to revive the micro-credit sector of the economy if he wins the February 14, 2015 election.

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reiterated its position against any attempt by the Federal Government to postpone the February elections or efforts to set up a interim government, as currently being suggested by those it described as cronies of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In the same vein, the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has lauded United States (U.S) call for free and fair election and non-violent in the general elections in the country next month.

Addressing a mammoth crowd at Metropolitan Square, Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, Jonathan in continuation of his campaign, said that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had been briefed on how it would assist the government fine-tune the effective take-off and implementation of the scheme.

He said that it would benefit mostly versatile agrarian economy noting that with the growing rate of the nation’s economic sector, the micro-credit programme would be modelled after the Asian economy.

Among those who were at the rally were the President ’s wife, Patience, the PDP’s National Chairman, Adamu Muazu, Vice President Namadi Sambo, Senate President, David Mark, National Chairman Jonathan/Sambo Campaign Organisation, Ahmadu Ali and his deputy, Saminu Turaki.

Source: allAfrica (link opens in a new window)

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