Former president Goodluck Jonathan through his Facebook page felicitates with Muslim faithfuls on the celebration of Sallah.
Former president Goodluck Jonathan
He advised Nigerians to put the love of the country above personal interests.
The ex-president quoted the example of Prophet Ibrahim who was willing to sacrifice his son, adding that only sacrifice would make the “Nigeria of our dreams” possible.
Jonathan writes: “On Eid-El-Kabir, we honour Proohet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son. This must teach us that we must all sacrifice for Nigeria’s greatness.
“Without self sacrifice, we will never see the Nigeria of our dreams and will always think ‘what about me’ instead of ‘what about Nigeria’. Let us imbibe Proohet Ibrahim’s ideals and put Nigeria first in all we do. I salute the Muslim Ummah this Sallah. Happy Eid-El-Kabir. GEJ.”
Nigerians appreciated former country’s leader and compared him to the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.
Bishops Edwin said: “One singular act defines the person of Mr Buhari. Buhari refused to attend Council of State meeting with Jonathan as President, yet Jonathan attended the Council of State meeting with Buhari as President. Buhari refused to help negotiate for any form of peace for this country, locally and internationally, the Boko Haram and other militancy cases not exempted. He did not represent Nigeria in anything good other than inciting violence and religious killings but here is Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, still serving us in various capacities, locally and internationally.. at all forms and ring roads of peace!!! Nigerians, its obvious, the difference between both men is as clear as the sea of heaven. An acrimonious bigot can never make a good leader!”
Engr Tchidi Create wrote: “Sir, you are good man, but your greatest mistake is allowing corruption to destroy your government. They knew that you can’t prosecute them, that’s why they embezzle the money meant for the development of the country. I wonder how many of them still have your phone number, talk more of calling you on phone.”
Augustine Nwogu added: “Former president Jonathan is a man of peace and unity. He sacrificed his personal ambition for the unity of Nigeria. His personal ambition-selfish intrest did not becloud his sense of reasoning to bow out peacefully so that Nigeria will remain.”
On his own part, President Buhari in his message to the nation assured that he will get the nation’s economy right by the grace of God. The president saluted Nigerians’ steadfastness in spite of the difficult economic times the nation was going through.