Jonathan prays for Nigeria driven by talent and character, not religion, tribe 

FILE PHOTO: Former President Goodluck Jonathan speaking at the Bloomberg Studio in London

A former president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Saturday said a greater Nigeria is achievable through action and prayer.

In a New Year message posted on his official Facebook account, Mr. Jonathan joined his family to wish Nigerians a Happy New Year 2017.

“My prayer for Nigeria in the year 2017 is that we continue to forge greater ties across the length and breadth of this great nation to the end that we may achieve the Nigerian Dream: A nation where the child of a nobody can become a somebody without knowing anybody,” Mr. Jonathan, who was president between 2010 and 2015, said. 

“A nation where your knowledge, talent and character affect your upward mobility rather than the fact of your tribe, religion or birth. Such a Nigeria is possible if we all pitch in in word, action and prayer which I am sure we will do. 

“I wish all Nigerians a very Happy New Year 2017. On behalf of my family and I, I congratulate you for making it into the New Year. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”


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