- Goodluck Jonathan says his relationship with the current government is cordial
- The former leader thanks President Muhammadu Buhari for bestowing honour on him
- Jonathan also acknowledges President Buhari-led government for continuing the legacy of his administration
Former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has stated that his relationship with Muhammadu Buhari is cordial despite party affiliation and political difference.
Jonathan made this known on Tuesday, July 21, while addressing the pressmen at the State House in Abuja.
Legit.ng recalls that the former president met Buhari behind the closed-door at the presidential villa, Abuja and one of the purposes of the meeting was connected with the honour Buhari bestowed on him recently.
President Buhari had on Saturday, July 18, approved the naming of the railway complex in Agbor, the operational hub of Itakpe-Warri rail line, after Jonathan.
Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, made this confirmation on Saturday through a tweet by the presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi.
Jonathan said he is happy with the honour and the continuity of the legacy of his administration by the Buhari-led government.
“It was a big present for me. Thank you very much,” Jonathan said when asked how he felt about the naming of the Warri rail complex after him.
On his relation with Buhari, the former president said: "You’ve been seeing me coming and you have been seeing us having friendly conversations. So, our relationship is ok.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported Jonathan has cautioned against the possibility of coronavirus pandemic breeding dictators in Africa as scourge exceeds five-million threshold globally.
The former president issued this vital warning on Friday, May 22, while participating in a continental webinar organised by the Kofi Annan Foundation.
Jonathan enjoined African leaders to be careful of the way they handle the Covid-19 pandemic which has ushered the world into unrest, adding that "all continental bodies must come up with their own minimum standards."
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