President Goodluck Jonathan Responds to Outrage over his Trip to Brazil | Travel

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President Goodluck Jonathan has responded to the outrage surrounding his trip to Brazil amidst violence and killings in Kaduna and Yobe states.



Yesterday, Boko Haram sent out another threat that June would be a very bloody month as it has planned massive attacks on churches and government buildings in the coming weeks further heightening the apprehension in the country.

Despite this, Nigerians were upset that the President wasn’t in the country to address the security issues and condemned his action.

However, President Jonathan has responded to the outrage saying that he hasn’t responded his responsibilities.

Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, he said he needed to attend the conference because of its importance to Nigeria and because commitments had already been made on his attendance.

“The conference, Rio+20, is very important and nobody can doubt that. The issues that will be discussed at this conference are also issues that are relevant to Nigeria’s interest. It is also an opportunity for Nigeria to promote its interest in terms of its place in global community.

“The crisis in Kaduna and Yobe occurred almost on the eve of the President’s departure for this event and commitments have been made.

“I think what we can do is to appeal to the opposition not to always play politics with everything; that is the major challenge we face, people always want to play politics with everything.

“If the President had refused to come to Rio, the same persons will turn around and say that there is an important conference attended by world leaders and the Nigerian President stayed away from it.

“It is as if there is nothing you can do to please our people. It is not that Nigeria is going to lose anything by Mr. President’s presence here rather, the country is going to gain a lot from his presence.

“He is here serving the interest of Nigerians, it is not as if he has abandoned his responsibilities.”

Similarly, Nigeria’s Information Minister, Labaran Maku, declared that President Jonathan can rule from anywhere he chose in the world.

Mr. Maku described those criticizing President Jonathan for abandoning the country to travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as ignorant.

Meanwhile, media reports say President Jonathan traveled to Brazil with the largest national delegation comprising of 116 men and women.

•    25 personal aides
•    18 aides of Patience Jonathan
•    2 members of the National Assembly
•    5 Ministers
•    2 Governors, and
•    63 officials from the Ministries of Enviroment, Foreign Affairs, National Planning and Petroleum Resources.

What do you think about the President’s response and his delegation to Brazil?


cadanre (f) at 21-06-2012 12:17PM
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JONAH the most irresponsible and insensible leader Nigeria ever had.

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Idbabe (f) at 21-06-2012 12:43PM
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Similarly, Nigeria’s Information Minister, Labaran Maku, declared that President Jonathan can rule from anywhere he chose in the world.

Its not a lie at all, afteral in this same country called Nigeria, someone ruled from the hospital bed for many months and boko harrassment did not wake up then.  Nothing wey we no go see in this place.   Sad Sad Sad Sad
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Neglito (m) at 21-06-2012 02:13PM
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Quote from: cadanre on 21-06-2012 12:17PM
JONAH the most irresponsible and insensible leader Nigeria ever had.

Shut the phyuk up!
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Neglito (m) at 21-06-2012 02:20PM
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THERE IS NOTHING WRONG IN HIS GOING TO BRAZIL FOR THE RIO+20 MEETING, BUT I THINK THE ENTOURAGE IS FAR TOO MANY THEREBY AMOUNTING TO ECONOMIC WASTE.
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savinggrace (f) at 21-06-2012 02:27PM
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no wonder he is an ancient fool when his uselless and brain-washed special adviser got no brain. wud Obama have his country is such mess and take a strol to another country..... HELL NO!!!!!!!! he would never do it.  

cant PRESIDENT GOODLUCK .E. JONATHAN BE IMPEACHED!!!!!!!!!!!
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savinggrace (f) at 21-06-2012 02:28PM
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Quote from: Neglito on 21-06-2012 02:13PM
Shut the fcuk up!

 HELL NO I GUESS YOU SHOULD SHUT THE phyuk UP!!!!
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sugarbaby2392 (f) at 21-06-2012 02:29PM
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trip to brazil, na wah oh, Jona you just dey fly on air anyhow, stick this ya nyash one place nah
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proly (f) at 21-06-2012 02:30PM
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ok
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chicco77 (f) at 21-06-2012 02:34PM
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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chimexplus (m) at 21-06-2012 02:43PM
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Quote from: Neglito on 21-06-2012 02:20PM
THERE IS NOTHING WRONG IN HIS GOING TO BRAZIL FOR THE RIO+20 MEETING, BUT I THINK THE ENTOURAGE IS FAR TOO MANY THEREBY AMOUNTING TO ECONOMIC WASTE.
You are correct My guy
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proly (f) at 21-06-2012 03:13PM
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k
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Doncastle25 (m) at 21-06-2012 03:18PM
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 25 personal aides
•    18 aides of Patience Jonathan
•    2 members of the National Assembly
•    5 Ministers
•    2 Governors, and
•    63 officials from the Ministries of Enviroment, Foreign Affairs, National Planning and Petroleum Resources.

ARE THEY FORMING A COMMUNITY THERE? Shocked
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Neglito (m) at 21-06-2012 03:20PM
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Quote from: savinggrace on 21-06-2012 02:27PM
no wonder he is an ancient fool when his uselless and brain-washed special adviser got no brain. wud Obama have his country is such mess and take a strol to another country..... HELL NO!!!!!!!! he would never do it.  

cant PRESIDENT GOODLUCK .E. JONATHAN BE IMPEACHED!!!!!!!!!!!

NO,Rather your master Buhari and co should be arrested for causing trouble in my beloved country NIGERIA.
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Idbabe (f) at 21-06-2012 03:21PM
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Quote from: Doncastle25 on 21-06-2012 03:18PM
25 personal aides
•    18 aides of Patience Jonathan
•    2 members of the National Assembly
•    5 Ministers
•    2 Governors, and
•    63 officials from the Ministries of Enviroment, Foreign Affairs, National Planning and Petroleum Resources.

ARE THEY FORMING A COMMUNITY THERE? Shocked

My brother na beta question be dat ooo
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interpo77 (m) at 21-06-2012 03:26PM
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THE PRIORITY OF A PRESIDENT IS TO SEE THE WELLFARE OF THE NATION HE  IS PRESIDENTING, THE RIO+20 IS VERY VITAL AS TO STAY BACK IN NIGERIA  TO SEE TO THE DEATH ROLES AND TERROR ATTACKS,  but the president red his speech and condemned the attack b4 moving to rio , so for me i see no  harm here rather the opposition political attack,,,,,,,,,,,,
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interpo77 (m) at 21-06-2012 03:33PM
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HUASA BIGOTERIES  MUST TWIST EVERY CHANCE  THEY HAVE TO SPEAK BAD ABT GEJ,,,
   SANUSI LAMIDU SANUSI WAS  ON THE EVE OF DANA PLANE CRASH MOUNTED A BIG FESTIVE IN KANO WITH HIS HUASA ENTOURAGE TAKEN THEIR CHIEFTAINCY TITLES   and no huasa was ready to speak against that  ,hypocricy.....
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ogebig (m) at 21-06-2012 04:02PM
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Quote from: cadanre on 21-06-2012 12:17PM
JONAH the most irresponsible and insensible leader Nigeria ever had.
phyuk U female terrorist & tel buhari 2 wash my nyash Zombis,cows and goats
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sagiru (m) at 21-06-2012 04:08PM
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He's d best President in 9ja eva had...since He cn destroy North indirectly...
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ogebig (m) at 21-06-2012 04:29PM
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Quote from: sagiru on 21-06-2012 04:08PM
He's d best President in 9ja eva had...since He cn destroy North indirectly...
MUMU, U STILL HAVE MOUTH TO TALK, SOON U WILL BE BANISHED AND GO BACK TO UR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN ETIOPIA
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