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Goodluck Jonathan: Crisis manager of the century

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Goodluck Jonathan. Photo: ASKTEEKAY

Sir: Crisis, as the name implies, is that period when peace is out and even degenerating into abnormalities. When this occurs one will think of one vital issue and that is bringing it from abnormalities to normalcy.

One of the greatest traits of a great leader is crisis management because in an environment of crisis every other activities standstill and thereby bringing a lot of degenerating factors that are inimical to progress. One of the factors is fear and when there is fear nothing works and where there is no progressive activities, poverty stagnation, malnourishment and downgrading idea might set in and this will amount to a vicious cycle of poverty. That is why every hand must be on deck to manage crisis so as not to result in abnormalities.

Be that as it may, we have got leaders that govern this nation Nigeria right from its inception; I mean from the period of amalgamation till date and we have not seen a man that manages crisis than the former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. He has written his name in gold as best crisis manager of the century not only in Nigeria, not only in Africa but globally. In hundred years to come, can we see a man that can manage crisis like this? Real kudos to Jonathan, who has made the whole nation to be at peace.

From the inception of his administration, he encountered a lot of challenges particularly issues of insecurity and to the best of my knowledge, he has been managing the crisis. If not the calmness of the former president who displayed a lot of maturity in handling many issues, it would have degenerated to something else.

In this regard, men and women that love peace will ever remain grateful to this God-fearing man. As if that is not enough, the former president also changed the political history of Nigeria to a better one and it can best be compared to a developed society that had ever remained a balancing point as far as politics is a concern.

For the first time in Nigeria political history that a sitting president conceded defeat and took a phone to congratulate his opponent. What could have resulted in this if not his meekness? The legacy of Jonathan is indeed a multiple one and truly reformist on the part of moral, justice, fare play and indeed against the syndrome of man inhumanity to man. It is a legacy every generation must look up to both the present and the future generations.

However, the electoral process got its maturity and has left it embryonic stage through the idea of the former president by approving the used of the card reader and has really enhanced a true harmonious political environment. The political stability created by the former president also got a credit from an environmentalist who embraced nature, as nature will ever be grateful to this God-fearing man.

In the final analysis, Jonathan by nature is rare to found in the history of mankind and in the history of Nigeria and even in the global scene. This legacy will ever remain green in the memory of the present and future generations.

• Patrick Eromonsele is the CEO Ostrich Business Venture.


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