Nigeria Can Lead Africa Despite Challenges, Says Ex-President Jonathan

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his belief that Nigeria possesses the potential to lead Africa despite its current challenges.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, Jonathan emphasised the importance of Nigeria’s leadership role on the continent.
He said; “That is what all Africans are saying, I had a program on democracy dialogue and Prof Lumumba spoke there, he emphasized the need for Nigeria to take a lead in Africa.
“Yes, we have challenges economically now but we still have what it takes to lead Africa.
“These are some of the issues I will continue to have conversations with Mr President, including briefing him on all my foreign programmes.
“They are not personal issues, traditionally former Presidents when they go outside the country for continental or regional programs, and even some international, when you come home you brief the president, that is the tradition.
“Most times when you see me here, that is what we come to do, to move Nigeria forward and to move ECOWAS forward and to move African continent forward.”
Jonathan also congratulated President Tinubu on the Supreme Court’s verdict and emphasized the importance of bringing together political leaders, including former Presidents, to reduce tensions and work toward a better future.
The former President stated, “We want to end that tension, so that we move forward.”




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