Nigeria’s ‘Best President’ Jonathan Didn’t Rehabilitate Boko Haram – Omokri

Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide, has described former President Goodluck Jonathan as the best President in the history of the country. Omokri, Jonathan’s ex-Special Assistant on New Media, stated this in a tribute on Thursday to the former Nigerian leader on his 63 years birthday. Making a veil reference to the Muhammadu Buhari administration, […]

Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide, has described former President Goodluck Jonathan as the best President in the history of the country.

Omokri, Jonathan’s ex-Special Assistant on New Media, stated this in a tribute on Thursday to the former Nigerian leader on his 63 years birthday.

Making a veil reference to the Muhammadu Buhari administration, Omokri said the ex-Governor of Bayelsa State did not pardon Boko Haram terrorists.

He said: “He identified the single biggest problem in Nigeria, illiteracy, and addressed it by building 165 Almajiri schools, and 14 new universities – 13 built from the scratch and one, the Police College, Wudil, Kano, upgraded to a full university.”

Speaking further, Omokri, a US-based pastor, disclosed that Jonathan did not focus on development in his home state or the South-South region.

“Some people mock him for this. But that is a father’s heart. I remember once when we were at London’s Heathrow, and the Nigerian High Commission sent a car to pick President Jonathan up.

“I was waiting to pick a taxi to join him at his destination, when he said ‘don’t be silly’, and shifted from what we call the owner’s corner in Nigeria, for me to sit, he sat on the other side. Which other Nigerian leader can be that humble?” he asked.

“Herdsmen were afraid under Jonathan. Bandits were unknown. Yes, we had Boko Haram, but they knew they would be devastated when caught, rather than being rehabilitated,” he added.