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Former President, Goodluck Jonathan Reveals Why Nigeria Is Going Backwards

The Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has shared his thoughts about the direction Nigeria is heading.

According to the former head of state, Nigeria is moving backwards instead of it moving forward and making progress.

According to him, the country is experience all these just because of its leadership style that puts family and friends, acquaintances over merit, ability and capability to deliver.

The report, according to the Tribune, has the former president share his thoughts about the subject as he spoke at the Palace of the Emir of Bauchi during a one-day working visit to Bauchi state.

He indicated that for an individual to be appointed to an office or given a responsibility currently in Nigeria, he or she must know someone who is a top official and this, in his sole view, is really dragging the country backwards.

In his submission, he said;

“In Nigeria, we have this tradition where some people feel that some ministries are big and juicy and must be given to a special person or that you have to know someone before you give him a responsibility role or put him somewhere. It is not like that with me, it is not my way of doing things.”

Not long ago, the former president spoke about whether he will be contesting for the 2023 elections.

The former president rubbished claims that he will be contesting stating that he is committed to serving God, humanity, Africa and the world to the best of his ability and with all sense of commitment and sincerity.

He made this known when he paid the governor of Bayelsa state, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa a condolence visit after he lost his father, Sir Okorie Okowa.

He said:

“I believe that with the commitment of the governors and the Federal Government, we will be able to address the issue of insecurity in the country.

I believe that the President himself is not sleeping and that the governors are not sleeping as well over the insecurity challenge in the country.

As long as the governors, the President and all the security agencies can work together, Nigeria will be able to cross over this very ugly phase of societal evolution”.



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