The Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Mr. Mike Omeri has challenged critics of the government of President Goodluck Jonathan to heed his advice and offer constructive framework for assessing the administration in the last two years to enable it plan for the future.
The DG who commended the President for his transformational leadership in the last two years said it was the duty of all Nigerians to point out areas of defect in development instead of the current posture of the opposition and indeed other critics of running the government down for the sake of it.
The government, he said, has made good strides in several sectors of the economy in the last two years noting that the transformation process envisages the participation of all in the task of developing the nation, a duty which, he said, requires positive attitudinal change and consistency at all time.
Omeri also recommended the mid term report of the President for wide circulation amongst the citizens saying an objective analyses based on fact and figures would be more beneficial to both the leadership and followership.
In his words: “I commend President Jonathan for the boldness in presenting his score card in the open for people to see. It is quit heartwarming that he has also urged all Nigerians to have a look at it and offer constructive criticism, in full realization that the work ahead requires an evaluation like this.
“It is therefore, a challenge I throw to those who have made a business of criticizing the government to come out and offer suggestions on how the next two years should be handled for the greater good of all our people. The transformation process starts from the individual and it is a sacred duty of all Nigerians to contribute their efforts in realizing the transformation of our dear country.”
On the achievement of the administration in the last two years, Omeri noted the transformation of the Aviation sector, the solid data for planning emanating form the Ministry of National Planning, the rebuilding of the Nigerian railway, and road infrastructure, the huge effort at ensuring food security and lately the measures put in place to stem insecurity in some parts of the country.