President Jonathan congratulates Malala, Satyarthi, for co-winning Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai [PHOTO: guardian.co.uk]

President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the joint-recipients of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, Pakistani girl-child education activist, Malala Yousafzai and Indian children’s rights campaigner, Kailash Satyarthi.

President Jonathan said in a statement by his spokesperson, Reuben Abati, Saturday that he “believed Ms Malala and her co-winner are very worthy recipients of the Noble Peace Prize in view of their globally-acclaimed and very courageous advocacy against bigotry, discrimination, oppression and extremism even in the most difficult of circumstances”.

The president, who recalled his meeting with Ms. Malala earlier this year when she visited Nigeria, saluted her indomitable spirit, resilience, courage and conviction in promoting young girls’ right to education.

Mr. Jonathan also commended Ms. Satyarthi’s peaceful campaign against human trafficking and abuse of children as slave labourers, urging others with grievances around the world to emulate her method of non-violent protests.

The president enjoined both Nobel laureates to draw greater strength from the global honour and recognition which the Nobel Peace Prize represents and carry on their brave advocacy for the rights of girls, women and oppressed persons with renewed vigour and impetus.

President Jonathan assured the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winners that he fully shared their belief and views on gender equity and the protection of the rights of young persons.

He further assured them that under his leadership, the Nigerian government would continue to do all within its powers to promote safe education for all children and the empowerment of women, while vigorously protecting young children from forced labour and human trafficking.


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  • Wähala

    My bet is Malala is disappointed with this congratulation from the Clown Prince of Otuoke…
    Disappointed that he did not give her an update on why they met earlier this year and the faith of the female students she came looking for. Dr. Dumbo is just a chorus boy who would no doubt like to count meeting Malala as part of his Govt’s achievements… since he shamelessly claimed giving late Ojukwu state burial as a milestone favor to Ndigbo. Oko-oko!

    • True Nigerian

      “Dr. Dumbo is just a chorus boy who would no doubt like to count meeting
      Malala as part of his Govt’s achievements… since he shamelessly
      claimed giving late Ojukwu state burial as a milestone favor to Ndigbo.
      Oko-oko!” – Wahala (aptly named)

      Hahahahahaha! That is a hilarious sucker punch!

  • Ette

    This corrupt GEJ is running from pillar to post seeking what to hold unto. This is the girl that came to force him to meet the parents of Chibok girls and he had to bribe the parents to come and see him in Abuja. He is counting this congratulatory message as his achievements. What a shame. May God treat them the way they are treating Nigerians.

    • Owo

      Right assessment. That is why he did not mention the other winner in the joint award.