Goodluck Jonathan always appears in news concerning Nigeria. Every Nigerian knows this outstanding person. Former governor and the head of the country is still a kind of a mystery to the citizens of Nigeria. Now let us clarify Goodluck Jonathan`s personality in this article.
Goodluck Jonathan is a Christian, coming from the Ijaw ethnic group. He was born in 1957 on November 20. The place of birth is Otueke (Abia). His family was not very rich. All its members were engaged in manufacturing canoes.
Goodluck Jonathan Education
Jonathan received Bachelor's degree in zoology and Master`s degree in Hydrobiology and Fisheries. Goodluck Jonathan also received PhD in zoology in University of Port Harcourt.
After graduation, Goodluck Jonathan performed lectures and inspected. The future president of Nigeria also dealt with environmental protection. Therefore, Goodluck Jonathan`s biography is quite versatile.
Goodluck Jonathan and politics
In 1998, Jonathan decided to enter politics. First, he joined the People's Democratic Party. Soon, he was elected the governor of Bayelsa State.
In December 2006, Jonathan was involved in the presidential campaign. However, his opponent Umaru Yar'Adua won elections.
On November 23, 2009, President Umaru suddenly left Nigeria, as he urgently needed medical examination in Saudi Arabia. He left no special orders to his successor. Thus, the administration had to make a decision on its own. Thus, on January 13, 2010, the Federal court of Nigeria gave all the necessary powers to Jonathan, who became the president of the country.
In March 2010, Jonathan dissolved the cabinet of minister, inherited from the previous president, and proceeded appointing new ministers. On May 6, 2010 he sworn as President of Nigeria because of Umaru Yar'Adua`s death. In 2011, he announced his candidacy for presidential elections and won in the first round.
However, in 2015 Presidential Campaign in Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan lost to the present president Muhammadu Buhari.
Goodluck Jonathan`s family
Jonathan is married to Patience Faka Jonathan. They have two children. By the way, for a long time Patience had been under investigation for money launder crime.
Goodluck Jonathan and his wife adopted their children. Have you heard about it? This is really a true fact. Moreover, the ex-president also has not two but four children. They live abroad with their mother. They are known to be living abroad with their mother. When Goodluck Jonathan worked as deputy governor, he had relationship with former attorney general of Bayelsa State Chief F.D Lott`s daughter. At that time she was a graduate student from Rivers State University of Science and Technology. Therefore, this connection between them ultimately resulted in the birth of two handsome sons.
Goodluck Jonathan foundation
Goodluck Jonathan has also created a special institution named Goodluck Jonathan foundation. Its establishment is based on dangerous reflections on main challenge which is not exclusively Nigerian but which leaders across Africa wrestle with in a variety of forms.
That is to get to know how to make certain in the best way that the remarkable economic growth witnessed across Africa over the past decade and a half can be more diverse, more wide-ranging, more manufacturing and are able to raise more Nigerians out of constant poverty. The former-president`s chief idea is bring progress and peace to Nigeria forever.
Goodluck Jonathan net worth
Goodluck Jonathan is one of the richest African presidents. In 2007, President Jonathan declared his total net worth of $1,847,680. Nevertheless, on October 2014, popular Nigerian online website reported that Jonathan already earned over $110 million dollars.
The ex-president immediately threatened to take legal action the website, saying that the website owners took money for the fact that the president would be shown as a corrupt.
Goodluck Jonathan vs. FIFA
Nigerian team failed to qualify from the group during the World Cup in 2010. After that, Jonathan immediately signed a decree that the national football team would not participate in international competitions any more.
FIFA did not like this decision at all. Thus, they promised to exclude Nigeria from international football competitions. Only after this threat Jonathan overturned its notorious decree.