Reno Omokri has eulogized former President Goodluck Jonathan.
He mentioned the ex-Governor of Bayelsa State didn’t pardon Boko Haram terrorists, a veil reference to the Buhari administration’s reintegration of repentant insurgents.
Omokri was Jonathan’s Particular Assistant on New Media.
On Thursday, he paid tribute to the previous Nigerian chief on his 63 years birthday.
The writer described Jonathan as the perfect President within the historical past of the nation.
“He recognized the only greatest drawback in Nigeria, illiteracy, and addressed it by constructing 165 Almajiri colleges, and 14 new universities – 13 constructed from the scratch and one, the Police School, Wudil, Kano, upgraded to a full college,” Omokri mentioned.
Omokri famous that Jonathan was detribalised and didn’t concentrate on improvement in his dwelling state or the South-South area.
He added that, “Some folks mock him for this. However that could be a father’s coronary heart. I bear in mind as soon as after we had been at London’s Heathrow, and the Nigerian Excessive Fee despatched a automotive to select President Jonathan up.
“I used to be ready to select a taxi to affix him at his vacation spot, when he mentioned ‘don’t be foolish’, and shifted from what we name the proprietor’s nook in Nigeria, for me to take a seat, he sat on the opposite facet. Which different Nigerian chief could be that humble?”
Omokri insisted that Jonathan constructed the nation’s single largest infrastructure challenge – the 187km Abuja-Kaduna railway.
The federal government critic mentioned humility is usually considered gutless and that residents can now see that what they referred to as weak point was energy below management.
“Herdsmen had been afraid below Jonathan. Bandits had been unknown. Sure, we had Boko Haram, however they knew they’d be devastated when caught, somewhat than being rehabilitated,” he mentioned.
Noting that it was below his ex-principal that Nigeria recorded the best enhance in life expectancy, Omokri expressed delight that Jonathan has been on peace missions throughout Africa.