President Jonathan also flagged off his presidential campaign today in his quest to get a second term in office.
The president reiterated his commitment to run general elections that “will be free, fair, credible and violence-free.”
Jonathan also admonished his campaign team and party members to shun threats and violence in their campaigns.
“In the last four years, despite the security challenges we have had to contend with, Nigeria, under our watch, has made significant strides in every aspect. Our economy today is the largest and the strongest in the African continent, and a preferred destination for foreign direct investment.
“We have focused on job creation and the expansion of opportunities for our teeming youth as well as interventions to promote Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises.
“Through an internationally acclaimed transformational agricultural programme, we have re-established agriculture as a business, and a major driver of economic growth. Today, not only is the agricultural sector thriving, the value chains in the sector have been activated and have become productive. The country’s food import bill has been reduced, and the non-oil sector has witnessed significant growth.”