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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Remarks by former President Jonathan in Geneva, talks about his achievements while in office

Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan today gave a press conference at the Geneva Press Club to a packed audience of diplomats, policy makers and journalists where he gave details of his post presidential focus and touched on some of the roles his administration played in key areas of the Nigerian and West Africa polity, with particular emphasis on Security and Education.
 
Below are extracts of his remarks and pictures from the event....
 

Protocols

Ladies and Gentlemen of the press, I thank you for coming to hear me speak on the twin issues of education and security. 
Though this event is billed as a press conference on a Better Security and Education for West Africa, for the sake of time, I will focus on my experience in government which gave me a practical demonstration of how education impacts on security.

I will thereafter touch on my post presidential focus which is on advancing democracy and good governance in Africa and increasing access to opportunity for wealth generation in Africa.
If you peruse the official UNESCO literacy rates by country, what you will find is that all of the top ten most literate nations in the world are at peace, while almost all of the top 10 least literate nations in the world are in a state of either outright war or general insecurity.

Lower education levels are linked to poverty and poverty is one of the chief causative factors of crime whether it is terrorism or militancy or felonies.

With this at the back of my mind, I began the practice of giving education the highest sectoral allocation beginning with my very first budget as President in 2011.
My policy was to fight insecurity in the immediate term using counter insurgency strategies and the military and for the long term I fought it using education as a tool. 
As I have always believed, if we do not spend billions educating our youths today, we will spend it fighting insecurity tomorrow. And you do not have to spend on education just because of insecurity. It is also the prudent thing to do.
Nigeria, or any African nation for that matter, can never become wealthy by selling more minerals or raw materials such as oil. Our wealth as a nation is between the ears of our people.
It is no coincidence that the Northeast epicenter of terrorism in Nigeria is also the region with the highest rate of illiteracy and the least developed part of Nigeria.
In Nigeria, the Federal Government actually does not have a responsibility for primary and secondary education, but I  could not in good conscience stomach a situation where 52.4% of males in the Northeastern region of Nigeria have no formal Western education.
The figure is even worse when you take into account the states most affected by the insurgency.
83.3% of male population in Yobe state have no formal Western education. In Borno state it is 63.6%. 
Bearing this in mind is it a coincidence that the Boko Haram insurgency is strongest in these two states?
So even though we did not have a responsibility for primary and secondary education going by the way the Nigerian federation works, I felt that where I had ability, I also had responsibility even if the constitution said it was not my responsibility.
Knowing that terrorism thrives under such conditions my immediate goal was to increase the penetration of Western education in the region while at the same time making sure that the people of the region did not see it as a threat to their age old practices of itinerant Islamic education known as Almajiri.
For the first time in Nigeria's history, the Federal Government which I led, set out to build 400 Almajiri schools with specialized curricula that combined Western and Islamic education. 160 of them had been completed before I left office.

I am also glad to state that when I emerged as President of Nigeria on May 6th 2010, there were nine states in the Northern part of the country that did not have universities. By the time I left office on the 29th of May 2015, there was no Nigerian state without at least one Federal  University.
Now the dearth of access to formal education over years created the ideal breeding ground for terror to thrive in parts of Nigeria but there are obviously other dimensions to the issue of insecurity in Nigeria and particularly terrorism.

You may recall that the fall of the Gaddafi regime in August 2011 led to a situation where sophisticated weapons fell into the hands of a number of non state actors with attendant increase in terrorism and instability in North and West Africa.

The administration I headed initiated partnership across West Africa to contain such instability in nations such as Mali, which I personally visited in furtherance of peace.

And with those countries contiguous to Nigeria, especially nations around the Lake Chad Basin, we formed a coalition for the purpose of having a common front against terrorists through the revived Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).
Those efforts continue till today and have in large part helped decimate the capacity of Boko Haram.
Another aspect of the anti terror war we waged in Nigeria that has not received enough attention is our effort to improve on our intelligence gathering capacity.
Prior to my administration, Nigeria's intelligence architecture was designed largely around regime protection, but through much sustained effort we were able to build capacity such that our intelligence agencies were able to trace and apprehend the masterminds behind such notorious terror incidences as the Christmas Day bombing of the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Niger State. 
Other suspects were also traced and arrested including those behind the Nyanya and Kuje bombings.
Not only did we apprehend suspects, but we tried and convicted some of them including the ring leader of the Madalla bombing cell, KabirSokoto, who is right now serving a prison sentence.
But leadership is about the future. I am sure you have not come here to hear me talk about the way backward. You, like everyone else, want to hear about the way forward.
I am no longer in office, and I no longer have executive powers on a national level. However, I am more convinced now than ever about the nexus between education and security.
My foundation, The Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, was formed to further democracy, good governance and wealth generation in Africa. 
Of course, Charity begins at home and for the future, what Nigeria needs is to focus on making education a priority.
Thankfully, the administration that succeeded mine in its first budget, appears to have seen wisdom in continuing the practice of giving education the highest sectoral allocation. This is commendable.
I feel that what people in my position, statesmen and former leaders, ought to be doing is to help build consensus all over Africa, to ensure that certain issues should not be politicized.

Education is one of those issues. If former African leaders can form themselves into an advisory group to gently impress on incumbent leaders the necessity of meeting the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recommended allocation of 26% of a nations annual budget on education, I am certain that Africa will make geometric progress in meeting her Millennium Development Goals and improving on every index of the Human Development Index.
Data has shown that as spending on education increases, health and well being increases and incidences of maternal and infant mortality reduce.

In Nigeria for instance, Average Life Expectancy had plateaued in the mid 40s for decades, but after 2011, when we began giving education the highest sectoral allocation, according to the United Nations, Nigeria enjoyed her highest increase in Average Life Expectancy since records were kept. We moved from an Average Life Expectancy of 47 years before 2011 to 54 years by 2015.
I had earlier told you about the connection between education and insecurity.

I believe that it is the job of former leaders and elder statesmen to convince Executive and Legislative branches across Africa to work together to achieve the UNESCO recommended percentage as a barest minimum. 

I intend to offer my services, through The Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, for this purpose and I invite interested organizations to help us make this happen.
Ladies and gentlemen of the press, this, in a nutshell are some of my thoughts for a Better Security and Education for Africa and I will now entertain your questions.  

129 comments:

dj banti said...

Enter your comment...nice one anty linda watsup na

BeBe Carter said...

Jona Jona I hail thee.

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Nice one.

#FINEST

Babylawyer. said...

Yes ooo. Go my ex presido. We've got ur back any day any time. I love you for everything you represent.


@Lindaikeji No. I FAN

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

After littering the country with corruption, leaving the country in mess, well we thank God for this CHANGE administration.

samson adele said...

Alright

David Uche said...

very true, God bless GEJ, Nigeria's greatest president..

osondu arinze said...

ride on sir

Amara Egboka said...

Man of the people

Anonymous said...

Its okay

STERN said...

Words from the Great one. GOD BLESS JONATHAN.

Anonymous said...

The best president that Nigerian ever have........am still ziggy by name

golda awosika said...

Hmmm





#*karlishah*

christie benjamin said...

You're an achiever old man! Although ur administration was surrounded by lunatics who made u looked bad and incompetent in d eyes of those u governed.

DJ Cnior said...

ride on GEJ,I know some pple wunt like dis but dats there headache.

JAYZSBOSS said...

Great man

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Go and have seats Ogbeni, you ran the most corrupt government in the history of Nigeria after Abacha.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

DBANJ CRUSH said...

Too long,,,not interestd






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Olaaliu said...

Godforbid I read all this

David Jonathan said...

My namesake, My Hero.. God will continue to bless you...
Meritorious has spoken

David Jonathan said...

My namesake, My Hero.. God will continue to bless you...
Meritorious has spoken

Don Pafegs said...

OK.

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Donjazzycrush said...

long live Gej. most Nigerian are too timid for ur kind of governance. i love u scarra....







Don~ jazzycrush

Odibe Blessing said...

#Welldone #MyHero you'r one of our best presido so far

Anonymous said...

Wonderful GEJ,Soon your fast train from Abuja to kaduna will start moving Almajiris to next generation, but the yoroba press will vilify you, Man hold your head high

Chi Darlin said...

Nice speech from my able, humble nd intelligent president............

OnreplayTV said...

Nice one mr jonathan.

SongsOfSUSSAN said...

My president, may you continue to go higher in life. You tried your best even in the face of bitter enemies. Keep soaring high.

Anonymous said...

Correct Man wey sabi!!! I salute sir nd i'm loyal! My Loyalty remains uncompromised 100%.

Anonymous said...

Correct Man wey sabi!!! I salute sir nd i'm loyal! My Loyalty remains uncompromised 100%.

HUSBAND MATERIAL said...

Well said mr president..

Anonymous said...

Carry on sir. Aboki malu dey travel upandan collecting DTA no outside journey must escape am, even the one he can delegate sm1, instead he will go himself, nor be say dem dey hear wetin him dey talk der self. Mccctcchew. One can basically count the no of days he spends in Niaja. #WanderingPresident

Anonymous said...

This man is so intelligent

IMAGE HOW I MEET HIM

Anonymous said...

Carry on sir. Aboki malu dey travel upandan collecting DTA no outside journey must escape am, even the one he can delegate sm1, instead he will go himself, nor be say dem dey hear wetin him dey talk der self. Mccctcchew. One can basically count the no of days he spends in Niaja. #WanderingPresident

Anonymous said...

Really.

Melody Charles said...

My presido 4eva oooo

Anonymous said...

Thought process and execute!! Good luck sir!

Men of God said...

Well said. U are a great man. Will the wailers wailing for the so termed wailing wailers listen to wisdom?


Ekenekwa m unu!

menofgod247@gmail.com

Men of God said...

Well said. U are a great man. Will the wailers wailing for the so termed wailing wailers listen to wisdom?


Ekenekwa m unu!

menofgod247@gmail.com

Alloy Chikezie said...

*yawns*

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niny said...

N we here didn't see or feel it jua saying

lucky boss said...

Wow what an intelligent leader .. chai how did we let dat illiterate become president

Thomas Bryan said...

Nice speach. Tnk u sir.

Anonymous said...

Dear ex president jonathan as much as I love u, but u re not one to be the face of democracy considering ur stance on the gay law, that was surpressing human rights just to be politically corect using moral and religious basis as ur yardstick wen u did not imprison fornicators or is fornication morally and religiously right in our country? But rather dan granting rights to two consenting adults not to have anyone but rather gave those rights to ur goons who sucked us dry.. Just wen u wnt to knw how hypocritical Nigerians are watch fornicators, abortion pros, liars, thiefs, backbitters, betrayers etc would come and speak how despicable homosexuality is under this post, just watch, homophobes u have no shame...

lucky boss said...

Just imagine the same northeast that has more than 52% of illiterate male is still the geopolitical zone with the most appointments under this administration ... Abeg how can our economy ever improve

Anonymous said...

Carry on sir. Aboki malu dey travel upandan collecting DTA no outside journey must escape am, even the one he can delegate sm1, instead he will go himself, nor be say dem dey hear wetin him dey talk der self. Mccctcchew. One can basically count the no of days he spends in Niaja. #WanderingPresident

Anonymous said...

Oga u forgot to mention tht your tenure in office deserved a world record for being the most corrupt the world has ever seen and also that u managed to see us through to financial ruin

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

Nigeria hero cary go

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

We love you sir.

NKEIRUKA NWAIGWE said...

Hmmm interesting...

#my2k

Joy Onuoha said...

That is the intelligence we are talking about. Well done my President.

Ifechukwu Chioke said...

Linda, did you read all this?

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Shadrack Genesis said...

nice one from Mr ex president. You spoke with humility and sincerity.


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Achi Izuegbunem said...

Ok oh

Anonymous said...

MAD MAN....intelligent thief Jonathan....you should have laid a legacy by at least taking care of basic infrastructure and amenities in your state bayelsa....charity begins at home...you see the look the white dude gave you.....scally wag!!!!

muktar bello said...

Don't be a hipocrate

Zionbabe... said...

Well said my pres. Indeed education is key in any given state. I earnestly waited for your comment on "security; but u have indeed given a clear direction.

Brandybless Williams said...

Looking younger now.

Odey Patrick said...

Nice
Noted

Sisi De'nim said...

Nice one. He be doing it like he gives no damn about them all.... Strong man.#realpresident.

ada abraham said...

Quit blowing ur trumpet..nigerians will beg 2 differ

Olu OmoFayemi said...

Why this fisherman all of a sudden stops his signature outfit? He looks chap in suit tho.

Chigozie Queeneth said...

Gej my man, words cnt explain the level of respect i have on u, one of d gentle souls we have around nt that tyrant dat calls himself buhari (northern/islamic president) dat is gallivanting upandan

Chigozie Queeneth said...

Gej my man, words cnt explain the level of respect i have on u, one of d gentle souls we have around nt that tyrant dat calls himself buhari (northern/islamic president) dat is gallivanting upandan

Olu OmoFayemi said...

Forgot to mention this, he made verba sense right there in Geneva but failed to make physical impact when he was president especially on education and youth he was talking about

RareSpecie Z said...

Sir,
pls stop being an Asshole.

Anonymous said...

My man for life. Visionary leader . The bible helped us unnderstand that a Prophet is not recognized in his homeland. If Nigeria does not apologise to you, they will remain in a long night. However, on behalf of some misguided youth that refused to see, I say"they" are sorry
Forgive the bullying. The say you squandered reserves, but refuse to point the achievements. The only hope we had for east west road, enugu onicha express, all that are subject to begging. If Ngige couldn't get Presidio to attend his father's burial, wetin remain. May the Lord bless you. I remain your most invested defendant. TEzie

Oluwa Bukola said...

Hmmmmmmm.



#Linda'spal

akatugba oghogho said...

My lovly presido! Weldon. JESUS is coming Soon!

Obianuju Amalochi said...

Well spoken ur excellency

Gabriel Efo said...

Nawa o Aunty Linda...u 4 do as u dey do na; read and summarize for us. This is too long l!

Anonymous said...

Mr President.... Nigeria missed a perfect gentleman

iamkevtune said...

The true mind of transformation, lies in the hands of men that puts the interest of the people above his ambition. Mr president sir, the clueless people are those who mis-define Democracy, those that used lies and deceit to assume power. You Sir, is an epitome of practical democracy. Wish you the best in you voyage as a pathfinder for African and Nigeria PEACE.
7up the difference is clear...


Aligwe Tom said...

God bless you Dr. Goodluck.

ugogold james O said...

Jonathan president fit U..... E no go better for hausa and yoruba pple wey put hand commot U...... Noted........

Anonymous said...

President of the united states of Africa!! ##GEJ for life#

Echem kaodilichukwu said...

If u want to know the importance of speed ask Usian Bolt, but should you want to know more about good governance do not miss DR Goodluck Ebele Jonathan's speech.May God bless and keep GEJ.

Anonymous said...

He is high on Ogogoro and apketeshu

mr incredible samtos d cr7 said...

Always humble. All hail gej

Anonymous said...

You spoke well my presido let haters go and hang transformer

Emmy said...

I love this man. He's an example and not a warning.

Tabitha Dorcas said...

Oh shut up. The only reason u support Apc is because your uncle is there n was campaigning for appointment. You are also corrupt. Jonathan whether u like it or not is one of the best presidents this country has had. All the bloody ass Buhari followers n ministers where are they from? Is it not the same pdp n Jonathan's government. My dear when stuffs about pdp n Apc or Jonathan n Buhari comes up, just don't comment. Because you always comment St. ...ly complete it. Olofofo.



***LIB JUDGE***

benita herbert said...

His 100% correct on this.

Anonymous said...

Shut your dirty mouth up..what have you done in your community?
Give the man some credit..who CHANGE don help? Kmt*

michael akapo said...

Joker lool

Ayoola said...

E no go better for your generation and all Igbos and Ijaws (Amen).

badmos olanrewaju said...

No matter the level of the education deep corruption will not make things be in proper shape.

Anonymous said...

Ogogoro man going up and down the west buying awards...father of democracy my nyash....if ur father of democracy Abdulsami Abubakar who took over government as a military leader and still allowed a 6 month transition to democracy which gave birth to PDP and ur tenure come be wetin? Nigerians and their short memories....continue deceiving urself abroad...the same oyibo wey dey sell award to u don already aubmit report of all ur stealing that is not corruption....I trust the heartless Fulani no nonsense cattle rearer to throw u into jail soon...This goat squandered Nigerias foreign reserves and accumulated all the IMF and World bank debt OBJ's wack govt paid off.....
*Linda's Future Hubby*

Anonymous said...

"saint"obasanjo wrote letter Senate saying they are corrupt. till trbalism dies in nigeria thats when we will wake up.well done me ex presido

Anonymous said...

Na lie your GEJ ran the country to the ground. NOI mesmerized her with PowerPoint presentation on the country's financial health. Best for your side as the man allow everybody steal money; why you una no go like am

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

I'm sure he achieved alot


... Merited happiness

Anonymous said...

AbokiDaWarriBoy WILL REMAIN THE "PRESIDENT" OF FOOLS 4EVER, THE CHANGE SYNDROME CANNOT CHANGE IT.

Solomon Chukwuka said...

Great GEJ

YOUNGBUHARI said...

Shut up. Look at the state your country is in. Corruptin everywhere. Greatest indeed

Vivian Reginalds said...

Main man
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Gbadebo Adeoye said...

Too long can't read all.......ish

Juliet Iwuno said...

Issokay seen, thanks for sharing. Linda take note!

Sasha said...

Are you kidding me, God forbid you read all this? I pity you. You haven't even achieved anything in your immediate family talk less of your community. Na your type dey fan the Oba abi the Emir. Kpor nu uzor jare.

mccoy said...

Oh Tabitha, Give me a hug!!!

Sasha said...

Please ow this one concern been the face of democracy. I think you need your dictionary handy or google. The truth be told and appreciated. Ow former President did a good job but was surrounded with sucking bloods around him. Give give credit to him. He tried. Not a dictator. Haba!!!




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Anonymous said...

I am sure the speech was written for him, he doesn't understand half of what he read otherwise he would have run a better government. The biggest mistake I made in 2011 was voting for him under the belief that a PHD holder has a problem solving mindset what a big mistake.

A leader who wasted the golden opportunity of Niger Deltans turned a blind eye to corruption because he was also involved through cronies.

demmy akintunde said...

A man of no integrity, an enemy of God! God's wrath will still be upon you and your kids in no time, to teach you the result of stealing and siphoning country's money to the masses. An educated fools.the vengeance of God will soon speak and comprehend your falsehood. It's a matter of time. The bible says, "tell the righteous it shall be well with him"; this is a reverse to you and your generations.

Obugo Queen said...

Nice speech Mr ex president, God bless u, amen.

demmy akintunde said...

Hmmnn, God shall rule your household and your generation upon generation, and your supporters as you ruled Naija o, my presido.

Anonymous said...

Enter your reply...mr Aboki what Change are U talking about,were is the change,when will it come when ur brothers blame GEJ for even lack of Rain in dis dry season

Emmanuel Onyeka Ezeokeke said...

I love u Sir! Weldone u'v spoken well. D dullard in Abj won't even say half. He is dt dumb, he is dt lame, he is dt itiboribo! Tufiakwa, president of cow n g farmers.

Sasha said...

Now for those of us who have been claiming how Buhari's administration is masses oriented it is only fair that we all are following the budget debate at the NASS if we aren't scrutinizing it ourself bearing in mind how we all castigated the previous administration over spending. Be that as it may, let yours faithfully, Watchout Naija guide you through the tenebrific nooks and crannies of our 2016 budget of betrayal.

1. Buhari increased the budget for presidency's upkeep from N6.6b in 2015 to N18b.

2. Buhari raised the Villa Menu from N542m in 2015 budget to N1.75b.

3. Buhari lampooned NASS over N4.7b budget for cars but budget for the presidency N3.6b for BMW Saloon cars. Now presidency and NASS where do we have more people?

4. Buhari budgets N3.6b for maintenance of presidential jets rather than selling most of the jets as promised during campaign in fact between June and November 2015 the presidency through Shehu Garba admitted spending the whooping sum of N2.8b on the maintenance of these fleets.

5. Buhari budgets N764m for presidential recreational facility.

6. Buhari instead of voting more money for agriculture and solid minerals in the face of fast declining oil revenues has N39.1b for ministry of information and N29b for agriculture which means "MORE PROPAGANDA, LESS FOOD FOR THE MASSES!"

7. Buhari budgets N400 million on a weekend symposium - the 35th Annual General Meeting and Symposium of Shelter Afrique slated for June 2016! Where are the people yelling against wastage and corruption last year?

8 Buhari budgets N13.7b for Ministry of Transportation N13.7, N7.2b Ministry of Water Resources and N10.5b Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment. Add the allocation for these three vital masses oriented ministries together and it is still less than Lai Muhammed's N39.1b

9. Buhari budget N45b for INEC in a year when there is no national election. What for?

10. Buhari budgets N294.5b for the Ministry of Defence, N145.2b for The Ministry of Interior, N283.09b for the Nigeria Police Formation and Command, then N10b for “Operation Lafiya Dole” which means “Compulsory Peace” or “Peace by Force" in Hausa. Altogether it gives you N732.79b. Why all this duplicity in the name of security?

11. Buhari who promised to create employment for Nigerian youths has budgeted only N7.8b for the Ministry of Labour and Employment, N9.5b for the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, N25.8b for Science and Technology Ministry. Add these to transport and water resources ministries and you'll get N64b for the five most important masses impact ministries. This is less than the N72.8b Buhari has allocated to his Minister of Special Duties: What are the Special Duties to be done that they should cost so much?

12. Buhari budgets N45.3b for the Office of the SGF and N6.4b for Office of the Head of Service. To do what please?

13. Buhari's budgets N2.9b for an abstract and idle thing as Federal Character Commission.

Personally, I don't smell any rat in the likes of misapplication of funds here. I'm just wondering why Former President Goodluck Jonathan was practically crucified for budgeting N1billion in 2011 which he reduced to N717.3 million in 2013 yet the criticism continued, then he went down to N542 million in 2014 still we weren't placated and in 2015 he made it N530m but we said it was still too much spending.
And now it's not just too much spending but the borrowing too. I'm sure we aren't complaining because THIS IS CHANGE!

Open your eyes Nigerians.....don't be tribalistic or deceived. These guys have no vision for this country.

seyi okusanwo said...

Tabitha will u keep quiet. Is it that u are blind or that u don't understand what the last administration did. God help ur soul. He's not a good leader and those schools he built are sham.

Sasha said...

If you are calling him a mad man, then you're not just mad for saying this, but stupid. Have you governed, ruled or been a leader before? If yes, what impact have you created in the hearts of pple. Tribalistic cock..... Na your type dem dey flog for junction. Am angry sef.....what!!!




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OMIDAN ABBY said...

Stfu u fool! The most corrupt president in d history of naija after sanni abacha!..and for u bastard people calling him hero doesn't seem to know wat that word means itself. U and ur followers and lovers will rot in hell. Nonsense! Thief!
Left the country dried up. Koni da fun gbogbo yin, ema jona po ni... assholes! Scum dogs!

femi fex said...

You are the biggest fool i have ever seen on lib , who has the change helped so far? Ode weyrey stupid asshole that will die with Lasa fever soon. Oloriburuku omo ale (bastard)

Danny said...

Nice speech, God bless Nigeria

Edith Chukwuma said...

My Mentor. My dream date, after Jesus Christ(I am sorry Madam Patience Jonathan). The most gentle Leader. The One whom God has blessed beyond measures. I thank you sir. Since you left with your goodluck and goodwill, Nigeria has never been the same. We are like a rudderless Ship. The Captain Muhammadu Buhari is in Kenye to watch Swahili Dancers and the Zebra's and Lions in the Serengeti plain East African Country. His colleagues are in Davos, Switzerland discussing Global Economy at the World Economic Forum. His presence there would not have made any difference though, because his understanding of Elementary Economics is not Good enough. We do know that with you and your tactical Economic Team Headed by "Economics" herself Dr. Ngozi Okonjo, your Government would have had a way out. The CBN is now being controlled by Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and his New Wife from Emir's Palace in Kano with Emefiele being a mere Puppet. Buhari is the Head of the Economic Team.

Anwuli Odinuwe said...

God Bless you my President, I love you today and forever.

King Deric said...

Oga, God no go hear that prayer. And I am sure you speak base on what you read not what you have seen. facts don't lie. Travel and see for your self. When you see Nigeria as family then you could see Jonathan's sacrifice until then. Please spend time and research.

Anonymous said...

Nija Delta man no dey carry last at all God bless u GEJ

Ifeanyi Nwadiogbu said...

demmy akintunde, it your entire generation that will suffer, why will you involve his kids. Supid yoruba fool.

Ifeanyi Nwadiogbu said...

demmy akintunde, it your entire generation that will suffer, why will you involve his kids. Supid yoruba fool.

Merciless Mercy said...

Laying of curses is not needed whether you support GEJ or PMB. It's obvious what's going on even mad people on the road knows what's going on. PMB the miracle worker is there now in Aso Rock flying everywhere he can go to, what he has done I don't know. At this stage of his life he should rest till he goes to his grave buh he insisted on coming to revenge using being a President as a platform. He claims he is fighting corruption buh sues someone for tearing a paper and granting the person bail for #300million. As far as am concerned GEJ doesn't see being a President as the only way he could affect lives that's why he's the HERO. PMB happens to be our incompetent viable alternative. My concern is the average Nigerian God will sustain them in there struggle. I can't wait for tomorrow another fearless HERO Nnamdi Kanu we await you. Peace out!

Anonymous said...

He spoke well, not by criticizing buhari government

udeh martha said...

Nice speech Mr ex president, God bless u, amen.

adewale lukmon babatunde said...

As far as am concern Jonathan tried the best he could.But i was only bittered that he allowed corruption ti thrive much and he was seing all that he counld not do something about it, that he's path of being faulty.

Anonymous said...

well,God dey

Anonymous said...

Nice one GEJ

Anonymous said...

"Ayoola," IPOB rat, use the name your parent's gave you. Stop trying to cause division and confusion among Nigerians.

Angel Makiz said...

nice one.....angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This man really has no shame! He should be apologizing to Nigerians for allowing such humongous looting take place, he's here still praising himself.

Ade Olasengbe said...

He tried

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