Nigerian president Jonathan calls for national unity

08:30, May 30, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan called for a national unity in his inaugural speech delivered in Abuja on Sunday.

President Jonathan also solicited for the support of all citizens at home and in the diaspora in his agenda of transforming Nigeria in the next four years.

The president said the task of nation building could only be made possible by collective efforts of every Nigerian.

"Our unity is firm, our purpose is strong and our determination is unshaking," he added.

The president said the Nigerians have given him a rare opportunity to rule the nation, saying he could not afford to fail them.

The president said his election is a new dawn, a new beginning of bright hopes and positive change.

He maintained that with commitment, determination and hardwork, the country would take its rightful place as the giant of Africa.

The president thanked Nigerians for voting for him in the general elections that had been termed as free, fair and credible.

The Nigerian leader also eulogized late former president Umaru Yar 'Adua for his selfless service to the country, noting that Nigerians would forever remember him with pride.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
Wen Jiabao  attends trilateral leaders' meeting of China,Japan and ROK
 
The Third China -U.S.Strategic and Economic Dialogue
 
     
 
 
 
  Weekly review  
 
May 27   Kim calls for close ties through generations
 
May 23   China intends to enhance friendship with Japan
May 23   Expert: Ecological problems not all due to Three Gorges Dam
May 24   Top military official's visit promotes China-US military ties
May 28   The week in pictures
May 25   'China fever' sweeps US tourism industry
May 26   US should not monopolize cyber affairs
May 26   Salty tide hits Shanghai as drought lingers
May 25   A new chapter for China-South Africa cooperation
May 27   Military trusted most of all Chinese institutions
 
     
 
 

(Editor:石希)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • 3rd Anniversary Of Wenchuan Earthquake
  • Third China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Jewelry industry developed in Ruili, China's Yunnan
  • Make-up show kicks off in central China
  • Tibetan enjoy new lifestyle
  • 25 prominent paintings of Zhang Daqian ready to auction in HK
  • Intangible cultural heritage exhibition opens in Beijing prior to Children's Day
  • China beats S Korea at mixed doubles match of 2011 Sudirman Cup
Hot Forum Dicussion