Jonathan vows to reclaim areas seized by Boko Haram
Jonathan promised to support Epe people by providing them with a power plant that would boost their power supply
President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday vowed that the Federal Government would regain parts of the country seized by the Boko Haram terror group.
Jonathan gave the assurance when he paid a courtesy visit to traditional rulers in Epe, near Lagos.
He said: “I have made all the tools and machineries available to fight against Boko Haram.
“I want to ensure that Boko Haram will not disturb or cause any violence during the forthcoming elections.”
Jonathan said he would ensure that the election would be free and fair.
Jonathan promised to support Epe people by providing them with a power plant that would boost their power supply.
He said: “I am aware that power supply has been the major challenge in Epe community.
“I will assist in boosting your power supply.”
He also pledged that the Federal Government would complete the ongoing seaport and free trade zone project in Epe.
Earlier, Oba Akeem Adesanya, the Alara of Ilara, a community in Epe, offered prayers for Jonathan.
Adesanya, who is also Chairman of Traditional Rulers in the Epe Division, described the achievements of Jonathan as laudable.
He pleaded with the President to keep his promise to Epe people when re-elected.
The PDP governorship candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, said the presidential visit would assist in the development of Epe Division and Lagos State in general.
Agbaje said Jonathan was a grassroots man who recognised and respected traditional rulers.
He said: “Traditional rulers are the grassroots people that know more about their community.
“It is, therefore, important to work in collaboration with them to develop the rural and urban areas.”