President Muhammadu Buhari recently hailed former President Goodluck Jonathan on his 62nd birthday.
He shared his kind words via a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
Buhari joined Nigerians to pray for good health and strength for GEJ to continue serving Nigeria.
He added that Jonathan’s legacy of humility and patriotism will keep inspiring generations yet unborn.
Buhari believes Goodluck has made sacrifices for the stability of democracy and the promotion of sustainable development in Nigeria.
Do you agree?
Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan GCFR, GCON (born 20 November 1957) is a Nigerian politician who served as the President of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015. Prior to that, he served as Vice-President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010 and as Governor of Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007. Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson in August 2019, appointed former President Goodluck Jonathan as honorary Special Adviser on the Bayelsa Education Trust Fund Board. In June 2019, Goodluck Jonathan emerged as chairperson of the newly inaugurated International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP)
Jonathan lost the 2015 presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari, becoming the first sitting Nigerian president to concede electoral defeat.
Jonathan was born in what is now Bayelsa State, to a family of canoe makers. He holds a B.Sc. degree in zoology (second-class honours), an M.Sc. degree in hydrobiology and fisheries biology and a PhD degree in zoology from the University of Port Harcourt. Before he entered politics in 1998, he worked as an education inspector, a lecturer and an environmental-protection officer.
Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan have two children. He is a Christian from the Ijaw ethnic group.
In 2007, Jonathan declared his assets worth a total of ₦295,304,420 (then equivalent to US$8,569,662).