24 March 2015, Lagos – President Goodluck Jonathan has promised to eradicate corruption in the nation’s oil sector in the next four years if re-elected during Saturday’s Presidential election.
Jonathan made the promise in Lagos Sunday evening at a youth event, tagged, “An unimaginable feat in sports”. The event was meant to showcase his administration’s achievements in the sports sector.
The event which ended in the early hours of Monday attracted sports men and women, young professionals as well as beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s scholarship schemes, among others.
While answering questions from one of the participants during an interactive session at the event, the President promised to end the stigmatisation of Nigerians in the international community because of corruption.
He said his administration had succeeded in using technology to tackle corruption in many areas, such as fertilizer distribution, procurement and salary payment, among others, and will do the same in the oil industry.
He said, “We are going into the oil sector. People talk about the oil industry because that is an industry with a lot of people and a lot of money is involved.
“But I promise you that in the next four years, we will sanitise the oil sector.”
Jonathan regretted that the issue of corruption is being over-celebrated in a manner that makes it looks as if the whole of the country is corrupt.