Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has said that no president “can do magic” if there is so much tension in the land. Jonathan also said one of the major challenges bedevilling Nigeria was threats by terror groups and other allied bodies.
Speaking at his Abuja residence when the PDP Former Ministers’ Forum paid him Eid-el-Fitr visit, Jonathan said what improved the economy was confidence and what made investors to have confidence was peace. “No president can do magic if there is so much tension in the land because immediately there is asense of insecurity in any country, investors go back, and when investors go back, of course, your economy will doom. “Nobody wants to go and invest where you are not too sure of the security of your workers, facilities and so on.
We should all pray and work towards peace; that is the only way as a nation we can grow our economy,” he said. The former president congratulated Muslim brothers and sisters on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr, saying the period was a challenging one.
A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Special Duties, Alhaji Tanimu Kabiru Turaki, and the spokesman of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the PDP were in attendance.
Similarly, former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, who dumped the PDP for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) prior to the 2015 general elections, was also in attendance.