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Jonathan In Kano, Promises Return Of Groundnut Pyramids  


President Goodluck Jonathan. Image source Peoples Democratic Party

President Goodluck Jonathan. Image source Peoples Democratic Party

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has stressed the need for a strong working relationship between the Federal Government and Kano State, saying it would help to develop the agricultural and commercial potentials of the State . Specifically, he promised the return of groundnut pyramids as one of the measures to bring back the lost glory of the ancient city.

He said such accord was achievable only if the people decide to vote overwhelmingly for the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP)) during the forthcoming general elections.

The President made the observation while commissioning the N2.5 4b Kundila Roundabout Flyover along Zaria Road in Kano city awarded to Messrs. Rocad Construction Limited. The bridge is strategically located at the intersection of two trans Saharan Highways of Ndjamena-Dakar and Lagos-Algiers.

Jonathan named the bridge after the immediate past emir of Kano, Dr. Ado Bayero, who, he said, held the position with dignity and integrity.
According to the president, the reign of the late Monarch was devoid of controversy , hence the need by the federal government to immortalize him in its little way.

The President said Kano as a city was too important be ignored, adding that being the centre of commerce and trade, his administration was committed to uplifting the living standards of people in the state.

He therefore promised that his administration would help the people to revive the groundnut pyramids, as well as the put in place the necessary infrastructure to boost it’s processing and packaging, in the attempt to empower Kano people and boost trade and industry.
Jonathan thanked the people for supporting the party; adding that the recent cross carpeting at the highest level of governance in the state will be corrected in the next round of elections.

“Kano state is one of the important states in Nigeria. This is one of the most important roads that traverse this country. This is a critical infrastructure. That will help to promote commerce and industry. Kano state is known for commercial activities, known for agric, known for trade beyond Nigeria, beyond West Africa.

“It is a state that needs to work with the Federal Government to improve the quality of the life of the people, to improve the productive capacity of the people and generate wealth for the people.

“We love Kano people and will work with you so that we don’t just get the pyramid back, but we are talking about processing. What you produce in your farms, what we produce in our forests, what we get from our soil have to be processed so that we add Value to it so that we can create jobs and wealth for our people. That is why we are very happy that Kano people believe in the leading party, the PDP.”

With the commissioning of the project Kano is now being faced with flyover-politics. In the last few weeks All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, General Buhari, commissioned one of the three flyovers constructed by governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso.

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  • Universities, railways,electricity,roads, not to worry he will do like he did others, he has been doing it and more will come when re-elected.

    • kingsley obi

      GEJ is the man of the moment.

  • we believe!!!!!!!!!!!!!! carry go jonathan nothing do you !

    • envoycolin

      what he cannot bring back withing 6 years , is it now 4 years that will make him do such? fake promises

  • chinwe davis

    now that’s what am talking about, more power to your elbow sir, it will be a nice sight to see.#team GEJ now till 2019

  • Nelson David

    These are the things that Nigerian are known for and we need them back in place.

  • Bassey

    More reason why we need Jonathan to continue his transformation agenda. No president have even thought to bring back this things that are important to the country and the people.

  • Divine West

    Surely the people will love to see this groundnut pyramids again. Jonathan is a man who knows what the people wants and working hard for the people get it. This will even create employment.

  • emmanuel

    WOW! Mr President this will be nice thank you.pgej till 2019

  • uduak akpan

    this is why we should vote PGEJ for more transformation

  • uzo

    Kano Pride will soon be restored thank you Mr President for your commitment

  • kemi

    This will add more growth to our economic. thank Mr President

  • Dr Sam Nwiyordee

    PGEJ is truly a leader, may the good LORD bless him.

  • nwaeke

    Oh! the good old days…

  • Kufere

    My only wish right now is to see Nigeria go back to it’s glory days of agriculture.

    • Ukpono

      And Jonathan is poised as the best candidate to bring this wish to pass.

  • Enumah

    The great groundnut pyramid in Kano ought to be a tourist attraction and one of the earth’s wonder.

    • kingsley obi

      It ill be in due course.

  • nafisat

    This is the last straw that has broken the camels back, please let somebody bring march 28th closer let us all vote in GEJ!… in fact GEJ has won already there is no need for the elections.

  • felicia jones

    We have seen that our President is a prospective leader.

  • Layi Niyi

    You did not return the pyramid in the last 6 years, it is 2 months to end your tenure you want to return the Groundnut Pyramid. You thought Northerners are fool?