Saturday, 10 May 2014
A Storm (US) is coming for Jonathan's Government
It seems the US have got an agenda to help Nigerians get rid of a government they believe is incompetent, if the recent remarks from some US officials is anything to go by. It seems as though efforts are being made to totally discredit the Government of President Jonathan
Unfortunately for the President Jonathan, he seems to have brought this on himself as they have repeatedly budgeted a large percentage of the Country's annual budget on security, however, the President admitted on National television that the country's security forces are under equipped.
$20 Million funding from US for anti terrorism unaccounted
$20 Million U.S. dollars, or N3.176 billion, was delivered in military funding assistance to the Nigerians dating back to 2012 according to State Department officials. The substantial amount in assistance, although small relative to amounts the U.S. has spent in other countries fighting terrorism, has been largely under-reported.
New York Times on President Jonathan
Mr. Jonathan, who leads a corrupt government that has little credibility, initially played down the group’s threat and claimed security forces were in control. It wasn’t until Sunday, more than two weeks after the kidnappings, that he called a meeting of government officials, including the leader of the girls’ school, to discuss the incident. There is no doubt the intelligence and investigation help President Obama offered on Monday is needed.
The kidnappings occurred just as President Jonathan is about to hold the World Economic Forum on Africa, with 6,000 troops deployed for security. That show of force may keep the delegates safe, but Nigeria’s deeply troubled government cannot protect its people, attract investment and lead the country to its full potential if it cannot contain a virulent insurgency.
Hillary Clinton on President Jonathan
A former US Secretary of State, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, has accused the President Goodluck Jonathan’s led government of squandering Nigeria’s oil resources and indirectly aiding corruption to worsen the nation’s many problems.
“They have squandered their oil wealth, they have allowed corruption to fester and now they are losing control of parts of their territory because they wouldn’t make hard choices,” she added.
Sen. John McCain on the Abducted girls
"WE SHOULDN'T HAVE WAITED FOR A PRACTICALLY NON EXISTING GOVERNMENT TO GIVE US THE GO AHEAD BEFORE MOUNTING A HUMANITARIAN EFFORT TO RESCUE THOSE GIRLS" - Sen. John McCain