Goodluck Jonathan Biography-Profile & Net Worth

 

We are going to be talking about Goodluck Ebele Jonathan biography – As you all may know  Jonathan is a Nigerian politician and to my little  understanding i believe  some person don’t needs so much introduction  on this Nigerian politician, Goodluck Jonathan. But however, we are going to discuss everything that concern mr Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe jonathan for the purpose of some person   that may not  know much about him.On this article, we are going to help them with the official biography and profile of the former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan biography net worth

Goodluck Jonathan happen to be the former Nigerian president and Governor of Bayelsa State spent more than 15 years taking on one position to another in Nigeria government. He became the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa from 29 May 1999 to December 2005, Governor of Bayelsa from 9 December 2005 – 29 May 2007, Vice President of Nigeria from 29 May 2007 – 5 May 2010 and Nigeria president from 5 May 2010 – 29 May 2015.

For those of you who wants to know  the date of birth and qualification  of this ever corrosive Nigerian politician   Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan.  Goodluck Ebele  Jonathan  was born in Bayelsa State on 20 November 1957, he holds a B.Sc. degree in Zoology, M.Sc. degree in Hydrobiology and Fisheries biology, and a PhD degree in Zoology from the University of Port Harcourt. He is married to Patience Jonathan and they are blessed with two children and two grandchildren.

Goodluck Jonathan Achievments

*Jonathan is the first sitting Nigerian president to concede defeat.

*He launched YOUWIN the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria on 11 October 2011. His aim is to create 40,000 to 50,000 sustainable jobs by 2014 for people between the ages of 18 and 35.

*First President/ Head of State to evacuate Nigerians from trouble spots overseas by airlifting thousands of stranded citizens back home.

*He was the first Nigerian president that rehabilitated Benin-Ore road after 20 years.

* First president to rejuvenate our comatose Railways back to life after 20 years of lull in the sector, Colonial laws under review, States and Private investors welcome in the railways sector.

Goodluck Jonathan and family members with Governor of Ondo State and his wife

*First to deliver on Nine New Varsities, to accommodate, the growing number of admission candidates/population

*First president to rejuvenate our comatose Railways back to life after 20 years of lull in the sector, Colonial laws under review, States and Private investors welcome in the railways sector.

 

Goodluck Jonathan Net Worth

As it were, Goodluck Jonathan worked as an education inspector, lecturer, and environmental-protection before venturing into politics. He has achieved a lot all this years he has been in Nigeria Government, his monthly salaries, allowances, investments and pensions he get from his past positions he held in Government since 1999 till 2015, placed Goodluck Jonathan net worth at $500 mi

Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan is the former President of Nigeria, he served the country from 2010 to 2015 before he was succeeded by Muhammadu Buhari who is now the current president of Nigeria. Before he became the president of Nigeria, he once served as Vice-President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010 and as Governor of Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007. Jonathan is said to be the favored Nigerian politician of all time. He has been under federal government care since he ventured into politics and he has been into politics for donkey years.

According to the state he made,  he said  when he lost the 2015 presidential election to retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari , he said he has nothing to lose as the government have took care of his expenses from his moment into politics which was prior to his time as the president of the country. He said this after he conceded defeat and became the first sitting Nigerian president to do so, he kept to his words because he earlier promised that the election will be free and fair and it is the people that will decide who will lead them as the president of the great nation. His term as the president of Nigeria came to an abrupt halt on the 29 May 2015, with Muhammadu Buhari becoming the new president-elect.
Early Life , Background And Education

Goodluck Jonathan started his political career finally during his time as the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa. He assumed this office on 29 May 1999 after being swear in as the Deputy governor of the state under the platform of PDP along side Diepreye Alamieyeseigha who was the governor . Before politics, he was appointed as an assistant director at the Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission, a post he held till 1998. He entered politics in the late 1990s when he became involved with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), an emerging political party. Under the party’s banner he was elected deputy governor of Bayelsa state in 1999.

On 9 December 2005, Jonathan, who was Deputy Governor at the time, was sworn in as Governor of Bayelsa State upon the impeachment of the current Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha by the Bayelsa State Assembly after being charged with money laundering in the United Kingdom. His wife was accused for money-laundering by Nigeria’s anti-crime agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan is the most luckiest Nigerian politician i have ever since. From Governor of Bayelsa State , he was catapulted to another higher level, this time he was appointed as the Vice-presidency of Nigeria. As Vice-President, Jonathan took a very low profile. He didn’t ignore the constitutional limits of the Vice-President’s office, but participated in cabinet meetings and, by statute, was a member of the National Security Council, the National Defence Council, the Federal Executive Council, and was the Chairman of National Economic Council. As Vice-President, he played an important role in negotiating with militants in the Niger delta, who were fighting against petroleum companies operating in the delta region.

Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan He had a promotion in 2010 when the incumbent President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua started suffering from serious health problems. Very sick Yar’Adua was often flown out of the country for his medical treatment and the governance of the country suffered because of this. This situated necessitated the need select a new president that will take the country to a greater height.

Members of Nigeria’s National Assembly voted to have Jonathan assume full powers of the president and serve as the acting president until the incumbent president was incapacitated and unable to act as the president . Thus Jonathan became the Acting President in February 2010. Unfortunately , President Yar’adua died on 5 May, 2010 and Jonathan was sworn in as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria the following day, thus becoming Nigeria’s 14th Head of State.

Goodluck Jonathan Jonathan was sworn in as the president and commander-in-chief of the federal armed forces of Nigeria. He became the the president under sad circumstances. Just immediately after assuming office, he started his work as the president. He focused on more efficient governance. He announced that his administration would focus on the issues of anti-corruption and electoral reforms.
Personal Life: Wife And Children

 Goodluck Jonathan Jonathan Personal Life & Legacy

He is married to Patience Faka and has two children with her. His wife is known nationally and internationally for her philanthropic work and political pragmatism.

In 2006 Wikileaks released reports that Patience was indicted for money-laundering by Nigeria’s anti-crime agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). However, the reports were found to be false later on.

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