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We Won't Let Off Until 2007, Says Obasanjo

Posted by From Josephine Lohor in Abuja on 2006/10/26 | Views: 828 |

We Won't Let Off Until 2007, Says Obasanjo


President Olusegun Obasanjo has said his administration would not let off steam but continue to carry out its responsibilities until its last day in office which is May 29 next year.

President Olusegun Obasanjo has said his administration would not let off steam but continue to carry out its responsibilities until its last day in office which is May 29 next year.

"As a government, we will continue to do what we need to do until the last day in office, there will be no let off", he stated.

The President was speaking to a delegation of traditional rulers and leaders of thought from Enugu State at the State House yesterday.

The President had while reiterating the need to ensure that the reform programmes embarked upon by his administration continues beyond 2007, noted that Nigeria had lost a generation in terms of development, and so, the Administrationís reform programme was aimed at restoring Nigeria to her rightful place in the world.

President Obasanjo had in his response to an observation made earlier by the delegation, thanked it for the endorsement of the Administrationís reform programme, and stressed that "we canít afford to stagnate or terminate the reform. We know Nigerians want us to continue, and we will do so".

Speaking earlier, the traditional ruler of Obimo in Nsukka, His Royal Highness, Igwe Spencer Ugwuoke, thanked the President for his " exemplary leadership and unequalled commitment to evolve a united, peaceful and economically buoyant country where justice and rule of law shall prevail".

He added that " we are no less appreciative of your bold multi-sectoral reforms which have positioned our dear country for greatness".
The Enugu delegation also thanked President Obasanjo for appointing one of their own, the Presidentís Chief Economic Adviser, Dr. Osita Ogbu.

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