Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed gratitude to God for now not being buried politically following the allegations of corruption levelled towards him.
Recounting how officers of the present day administration alleged that he and some contributors of his former cupboard have been corrupt in his speech at the presentation of “Dear President Goodluck Jonathan”, a e book written in his honour with the aid of former managing editor of Daily Times Bonaventure Melah, the former President averred that the incorrect understanding about him is step by step changing.
“That is the trouble myself and some participants of my cupboard are nevertheless struggling seeing that the establishing this administration when we had been all tagged corrupt people.
“But I thank God that humans can come collectively to have fun me today. It is God. Otherwise, I would have been totally buried (politically).”
He also recalled how he was once cautioned to sack Aruma Oteh as the director-general of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2012 to keep away from hassle with the residence of representatives who she (Oteh) accused of being corrupt.
“When my shut political allies, cautioned me to sacrifice Arunma Oteh so that I don’t have issues with the residence of representatives.
“I stated I won’t sacrifice any Nigerian simply for me to be in the suitable books of the lawmakers. Rather, I would sacrifice myself. I took that choice due to the fact I used to be satisfied she was once now not corrupt.
“If I had sacked her undeservedly that can also have been the cease of her profession with the World Bank.”
The former President then again denied sacking Azubuike Ihejirika as chief of military body of workers “because of pressures from the North.”
“When a president or a governor sacks a person. Sometimes, what society thinks may want to be the cause for that selection might also be very special from the reality.
“There have been insinuations that I sacked Ihejirika due to the fact of pressures from the North. Far from it! If someone is going the proper thing, even if you favor to cut up my head, I would no longer sack the person.”
On the core targets of his administration, Jonathan said;
“My hobby used to be to trade the society via education. No depend what we do to increase Nigeria, barring education, society would locate it hard to change. That was once my non-public view.
“That was once additionally why I intervened in the almajirai case. We wanted to bring up them above that level, due to the fact of the many social issues they had been causing.
“I strongly accept as true with that if there ought to be a exchange in Nigeria, we need to be capable scientifically and technologically, due to the fact science regulations the world today.”