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“I am tired of hearing about bombings,” says Jonathan … describes Dangote critics as “ignorant”

by Hauwa Gambo

Speaking Ogun State yesterday at the commissioning of the Dangote Cement Factory in Ibese, Yewa North local government area of Ogun State, President Goodluck Jonathan said his government is tired of reading about the country’s state of insecurity.

“Yes, we have security challenges in the country. We have challenges in terms of infrastructure, but we are totally committed individually and collectively to get the country out of this situation. Our children want a better Nigeria,” he said.

He indicated that his government is working hard to stem the tide of insecurity and deaths, and that Nigerians will begin to see the fruits of the efforts.

The president also expressed his excitement about opening the factory – declaring that Nigeria will soon stop importation of rice and fertiliser and cease to be a “dumping ground”, and thanked Mr. Dangote for his efforts.

“I appreciate Aliko Dangote for what he has been doing for this great country. In fact, when I honoured him by giving him the GCON, a number of people raised issues out of ignorance,” he said. “People even said Oh! I gave the title reserved for vice-president to a person who did not hold a political office, people who are of no importance.”

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