Goodluck Jonathan visits Nigerian community in Bamako

Goodluck Jonathan visits Nigerian community in Bamako

- A former Nigerian president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan has visited the Nigerian community in Bamako, Mali

- Jonathan is currently on a peace mission in the West African country

- The former president said he was impressed by the sense of solidarity and patriotism from the Nigerian community

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A former Nigerian president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan has visited the Nigerian community in Bamako, Mali

Jonathan who is currently of a peace mission in the West African country, on Friday, August 14, said he took time off to visit his fellow countrymen.

The former president stated that he was impressed by the sense of solidarity and patriotism from the Nigerian community.

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Goodluck Jonathan has visited the Nigerian community in Bamako, Mali. Photo credits: Goodluck Jonathan
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He urged them to be of good conduct in order to project a good image for the nation.

"I took time off our @ecowas_cedeao mediation efforts in Mali to visit with the Nigerian community in Bamako. I was impressed by their sense of solidarity & patriotism. I charged them to be of good conduct in order to project a good image for our nation," he said.

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Jonathan has been leading an ECOWAS delegation in Mali which is currently witnessing a socio-political crisis.

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In another news, Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan has sent a powerful message to young Nigerians, celebrating them for their resilience towards addressing many challenges in the society especially during this time of COVID- 19 pandemic.

The former president gave this message in celebration of International Youth Day with the theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action,” which is a UN-designated day for the recognition and celebration of youths around the world.

Jonathan went on to call on leaders across Africa to work towards a peaceful and inclusive society so that youth can meaningfully contribute towards the growth and development of the continent.

This was disclosed in a statement released by Wealth Dickson Ominabo, the communications officer of Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, to mark the day.

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Meanwhile, a group, Civil Society Organization in defence of National Security, has called on people of goodwill to stand up and be counted as Nigeria passes through a torrid time due to security challenges in the country.

The group made the call on Friday, August 14 when its coordinator, Joe Mesele, addressed journalists in Abuja.

Mesele stated that as Nigeria faces security challenges, what is required of Nigerians as patriotic citizens is to give President Muhammadu Buhari all the support for the sake of the country's future.

The group further condemned the attempt to ridicule and destroy the image of Nigerian Armed Forces and the entire country's security apparatus.

To another report, President Muhammadu Buhari said he strongly believed that local production and patronage of Nigerian made goods and services will empower citizens and give them viable opportunities to excel.

Buhari expressed this conviction on Thursday, August 13, during the virtual commissioning of the Nigerian Content Tower, a project of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in partnership with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in Bayelsa.

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The president promised to give necessary support to NCDMB and congratulated it upon its 10 year anniversary.

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