At a Christmas Service held at the Cathedral Church of The Advent, Life Camp, Gwarinpa, Abuja, President Jonathan said his administration is walking at snail speed because he is avoiding making mistakes of the past.
Reading the second lesson of the service, the President said he will not make rash decisions because Nigerians are prodding him daily to hit the ground running.
“Sometimes, people say this government is slow. Yes, by human thinking, we are slow, but I can say that we are not slow.
“Government must think things properly before it acts. When you don’t think through things properly, or when you rush, you will make mistakes.It is more difficult to correct errors. You can ask those who build houses.
“Government will not, because of the perception, begin to rush. But where we are required to act very fast, we will do so, just like we did during the recent flood disasters.”
President Jonathan also said his transformation agenda may not yield any dividends unless Nigerians are reformed:
You can’t transform a country without the people being reformed. I call on the church to come up with programmes on how Nigerians can be reformed.
“People play politics with things that affect their own lives. That is why somebody will vandalise power equipment in order to ensure that power reform fails. Such people need to be reformed.”