A statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, quoted President Jonathan as saying in his appreciation letter to Nnamdi that he was deeply touched and encouraged by the donation.
“Your gracious gesture is particularly gratifying, coming as it does from one of our nation’s vibrant and gifted youths who are our successor generation and for whom our Administration is unequivocally committed to providing the requisite environment to optimally realize their tremendous creative and productive potentials.
“As I carry on with the task of positively transforming our country for its God-ordained greatness and prosperity, I will continue to count on the goodwill as well as the practical and prayerful support of committed patriots like you,” President Jonathan wrote to the young Nigerian, Ezemagu Sunday Nnamdi who is currently serving in the National Youth Service Corps.
Nnamdi was said to have sent the donation before the Peoples Democratic Party adopted Jonathan as its sole candidate in the forthcoming presidential election in 2015.
Abati quoted the President as thanking Nnamdi and welcoming his expression of faith in the Federal Government’s ongoing efforts to reposition Nigeria for sustained growth and development.
“The President assured Sunday and other young Nigerians that he will continue to do his best in the service of the nation in keeping with their trust and expectations,” Nnamdi was said to have stated in his letter forwarding his donation to the President, assured President Jonathan of the continued support of patriotic Nigerians and urged him to seek re-election in 2015.
The corps member added, “Nigerians are behind you. We see your good works in power, transportation, education, housing, ICT, sports, electoral reforms, observation of the principle of federal character and the creation of investment opportunities.
“The insurgents who are trying to destabilise your Administration are enemies of peace and progress. You will surely defeat them.”