Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

Dr. Goodluck Jonathan GCFR, BNER, GCON is the current president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was born on the 20th of November, 1957 in what is today, Bayelsa State to a family of canoe makers. He is regarded as the luckiest politician in Nigeria's history but what we sometimes forget is that, it was not always a bed of roses in his life. As the slogan goes, there was actually a stage in his life when he actually had no shoes. Born to a poor family he struggled through his education as that was for him a means of escape, and his fearless dream to become great gave him the zeal to move on. 

In no time, he marked himself apart from his peers, constantly encouraged by his paternal grandmother who had a vision for her grandson. She called him Azikiwe, in the hope that the illustrious name would leave a political imprint of glory on his impressionable mind, and lead him to repeat the exploits of the Great Zik of Africa. The old woman did not hope in vain. He completed his education and served his country via the NYSC program devotedly as a humble classroom teacher at Iresi, a community in Oyo State, now in Osun State. At the end of the NYSC programme in 1982, the young man took up appointment as a classroom teacher under the auspices of the Rivers State Civil Service Commission, and began to cultivate his independent-minded spirit. Following his exceptional performance at the interview, he was promptly upgraded to the rank of Science Inspector of Education in the Ministry of Education.

But then, Goodluck Jonathan always knew that he had a bond with the academia that he couldn’t deny. Accordingly, in November 1983, he left the mainstream civil service for the Rivers State College of Education, Port Harcourt, where he picked up his chalk again

Jonathan Goodluck’s political career began when he became involved with the nascent People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the late 1990s. He was elected deputy governor of Bayelsa state in 1999 under the party’s banner. He served in the position until year 2005, when he was elevated to the governorship after the incumbent was charged with corruption and impeached. In 2007 he was selected to be the vice presidential running mate of the PDP’s presidential candidate, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. He and Yar’Adua were elected in April and inaugurated in May. He became vice-president of Nigeria in the year 2007. 

In brief, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
1.Was born on the 20th day of November 1957
2.He is referred to as the luckiest leader in Nigeria of all time.He so far have served Nigeria as deputy Governor,was elected as governor when Alamiesigiah was impeached and then as vice president before becoming the acting president after the demise of President Umaru Musa Yar adua
3.He was Governor of Bayelsa from December 2005 to May 2007.He became president of Nigeria in February 2010 after the senate endorsed his emergence following the confirmation the passing of President Yar adua
4.Hails from Otueke,the Easter part of Rivers State which was later identified as Bayelsa.
5.Is a B.Sc and PhD holder for zoology which he obtained from the University Of Portharcourt.
6.Is Married to Patience Dame Jonathan,the First Lady and they are blessed with two(2) children who rarely appear in public.
7.Recently tagged himself as the "most criticized president in the world" because most Nigerians didn't believe he was telling the truth as almost all his economic plans were instantly rejected.
8.He is the first president to emerge from the south

His story tells us that anyone can achieve greatness. I DARE YOU 2 BE
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