President Goodluck Jonathan has reiterated his commitment and determination to re-build all destroyed houses and businesses in areas recently recovered from insurgents in the North-East region of the country, pledging to bring end to the menace of insurgency shortly.
Represented by the Minister of Youth Development, who is the former Governor of the State, Boni Haruna, the President in a goodwill message delivered at the 2015 Convention of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) at Demsa, Adamawa State lately, explained that it is the demonstration of the commitment that led to the establishment of the Presidential Victims Support Fund (PVSF) and the Presidential Initiative for the North-East (PINE).
President Jonathan empathized with the people and condemned insinuations that he was sponsoring the insurgency for political reasons. He opined that it would be wicked of him to contemplate such an action because the people of these areas voted for him massively at the last presidential election in 2011. The President further stated that those making such insinuations have been put to shame by the successful military operations leading to the liberation of Gombi, Hong, Maiha, Mubi, Michika and very soon Madagali. He also implored the people to ignore such views, promising to provide all necessary assistance to them as they return and fully settle down to normal life.
He implored the people to vote massively for him in the rescheduled presidential election on March 28, enjoining the Christian faithful to remain steadfast and put their trust in God.
Speaking earlier, the Archbishop of the Lutheran Church in Nigeria, Nemuel Abubakar Babba (Most Rev) on behalf of members of the church expressed immense gratitude to President Goodluck Jonathan for honouring the invitation of the Church. He said that God Almighty would not only reward him, but also grant him wisdom to continue to lead a united, peaceful Nigeria and pledged the total support of the congregation for the President in