Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has finally offered an explanation for his perceived ‘slowness’.
The president was speaking at a church service to mark the New Year celebration in Abuja, where he also vowed to improve on the speed with which he attends to issues.
“Sometimes, people say this government is slow,” he said. “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.”