The Chancellor of Gregory University, Uturu, (GUU), Prof Gregory Ibe, has described former President of Nigeria Dr Goodluck Jonathan as a great vessel of peace that God used to ferry the nation across trouble waters.
Speaking on the heels of the 64th birthday of Dr Jonathan, Prof Ibe congratulated the former Nigerian President for attaining another age milestone in sound health, saying that “posterity will definitely be kind to our former President Dr Jonathan for allowing himself to used by God as a vessel of peace to ferry our country across trouble waters at two historic challenging periods in the life of the nation”.
His word, “First time was when we lost a sitting President to ill health in 2009. It took the peaceful disposition of Dr Jonathan who as Vice President provided inspiring leadership and united the nation, calming frail nerves in the process”.
The university don stated that the former President also rose to save the nation’s nascent democracy when in 2015 he chose to play politics of peace and accommodation, which led to his famous quote, “My political ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian”.
He therefore prayed God to grant the former President longevity in soundness of health and enjoined Nigerian politicians to emulate his peaceful disposition.
Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.