The PDP as a party and its leaders have always demonstrated that they believed in the rule of law which is the bedrock of democracy. No wonder they were able to lead a very good qualitative leadership that is worthy of emulation in the area of good governance or that translates into governance and high sense of performance. That is why they were able to show Nigerians, all Nigerians in particular and the world at large that they are (1) Silent Superlative Achievers (2) Patriotic Pace Setters and (3) Great Nation Builders.
That is further why the performance of all PDP government can hardly be equaled in areas of institution buildings and transformation of all other sectors. For example, the PDP government coupled with other enumerated institutions earlier mentioned in the truth of the matter part 1, also built and created the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Company (NDIC); the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE); Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP); National Bureau of Statistics (NBS); National Pensions Commission (PENCOM). And they also created the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to manage the assets of the nation.
Apart from all these institutions established by the PDP government, they also excelled in the area of education by creating twelve (12) universities of which they allocated nine (9) to the Northern part of the country and three (3) to the southern part. In the area of foreign affairs, when it came to the knowledge of the PDP government that the South Africans have killed two Nigerians in their xenophobia activities against Nigerians, the foreign affairs minister, under the leadership of olugbenga Ashiru, took only one singular action by banning the South African airplane from landing on the Nigerian airport and that made the South African government under the presidency of Jacob Zuma to send a powerful government delegates from the rainbow nation to meet with the Nigerian government and rendered unreserved apology and promised that the South Africans will never carry out a xenophobia attack on Nigerians again and that put a final stop to the killings of Nigerians in South Africa throughout the PDP’s last tenure.
|The Ivory Pool Bar, Mahogany Hotel and Suites(Ibadan)|
In the area of trade, the minister then under the leadership of Olusegun Aganga, decentralized the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in charge of registering of businesses by creating another office in Lagos in order to ensure that the registration of businesses does not takes place only at Abuja.
In the area of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), being the economic drivers of all nations, in recognition of this fact, the PDP government under the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan, created a separate bank for the entrepreneurs which was named Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) from which all entrepreneurs can draw from in order to develop their projects instead of relying on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The PDP government took that action in order to fast track the developments of entrepreneurship in Nigeria, so as to enable them contribute their quota to the economy of the nation.
It should be noted that after the revival of the rail system that was morribond for almost twenty four years, the PDP government under the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan and the minister of transport under the leadership of Idris A. Musa awarded the contract of connecting all the states of the Nigerian federation with modern rail line at the cost of twelve billion dollars to a Chinese company called China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) because of the importance of transportation in order to ease the transportation system for all Nigerians, it was said that part payment of that awarded contract was made to the Chinese government by the government of Nigeria through the then minister of finance.
The PDP government also ensured the security of the Nigerian workers money by investing it so that the money can be yielding interest. As it is today, this workers money can only be had by numbers and cannot be physically cashed by anyone except those who are pensioners after the money has been credited into their individual accounts. As it is today, that money has since grown to over eight trillion naira and that was to demonstrate how important the pensioners in particular and the Nigerian government workers in general are to the PDP government.
It was the PDP government that brought about the GSM revolution which made it possible today that even the commonest man can now have a phone and people can now sit in the comfort of their homes and make a call unlike before when the phone was only used by the elites in the Nigerian society.
With these enumerated facts, what has the APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari who so much professed “change” to Nigeria (and propagate that the PDP government did nothing for sixteen years) done since they came into power?
This perspective story is credited to Ambrose Imonite who is a political analyst that stands for the truth and is a non member of any political party in Nigeria.