Prominent Nigerians Shower Accolades As Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan Celebrates 59th Birthday
Immediate past preisdent of Nigeria, Gooluck Jonathan cekebrates his 59th birthday today Nivember 20th.
Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan GCFR BNER GCON was born on the 20th of November 1957.
He served as President of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015 before handing over power to President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2015.
Goodluck Jonathan also served as Vice-President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010 and as Governor of Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007.
He contested and lost the 2015 presidential election, upon which he conceded defeat and became the first sitting Nigerian president to do so.
Former president Jonathan is married to his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan and they both have two children.
In 2007, President Jonathan declared his assets worth a total of ₦ 295,304,420 Naira ($1,845,652 USD).
Jonathan was born in what is now Bayelsa State to a family of canoe makers.
He holds a B.Sc. degree in Zoology in which he attained Second Class Honours.
Dr. Goodluck Jonathan also holds an M.Sc. degree in Hydrobiology and Fisheries biology, and a PhD degree in Zoology from the University of Port Harcourt.
Goodluck Jonathan Celebrates 59th Birthday
Before venturing into politics in 1998, he worked as an education inspector, lecturer, and environmental-protection officer.
Since May 2015, the Muhammadu Buhari administration reportedly has been fighting corruption that arose under Jonathan.
Many former political office holders and appointees that served under Jonathan, as well as party members, have been arrested on various corruption charges.
Several prominent Nigerians including former aides and associates have sent out warm birthday messages to the former president.
Reno Omokri, former Special Assistant to Goodluck Jonathan on New Media shared hiss birthday wishes via Twitter saying:
“Happy 59th birthday @GEJonathan, a man who peacefully gave up power and permanently took up honor.
“God bless you!”
Senator Ben Murray Bruce, popularly called the “common sense senator” shared a quote by GEJ wishing him a happy birthday.
“Nigerians will appreciate me when I leave Office”[email protected] Dec 30, 2014
“Happy 59th Birthday, Face of Democracy!”
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa also wished former president Goodluck Jonathan robust health and wisdom among other things.