New York — Vice President Namidi Sambo has reiterated the commitment of President Goodluck Jonathan to make gainful employment and global economic growth a priority.
"Unlike previous electioneering campaigns, next year's general election in Nigeria would be based on the creation of jobs and economic growth now and for the future as far as the Goodluck/Sambo ticket is concerned," Vice President Namadi Sambo said.
Besides, the rule of law and the termination of impunity are also important objectives for the Jonathan administration as Sambo declared that "President Goodluck Jonathan and I are determined to build communities based on the rule of law which is the cornerstone of peace, order and good governance."
The vice president stated this recently in New York at the Top 50 US/Canada-based Nigerians Award Dinner to commemorate Nigeria's Golden Jubilee Independence anniversary organised by Empowered Newswire.
Sambo, who was represented by his Senior Special Adviser on Information Communication Technology (ICT), Dr. Jubrin Baba Adamu, stated that "the future to which Nigerians aspire would not arrive by chance," and grand visions for a nation's future would come to nothing if it is not balanced by the means to pay for them and focus to achieve them.
According to him, in order to realise the hopes Nigerians hold for themselves and their families, the economy must remain "our government's most urgent priority, adding that "hope is borne on the wings of prosperity, human empowerment and economic development and growth".
That is why, Sambo noted that "the 2011 general election would focus on jobs and growth now and for the future. It would stand for total transformation based on Goodluck."
Besides, the vice president said the law in Nigeria "must protect everyone, and those who commit crimes must be held accountable. Nigerians want a justice system that delivers justice, eradicates crime and ensures the safety and security of our neighbourhoods and communities."