- Former President Jonathan has again received a major appointment in Africa following works while serving the nation, from, 2015 through 2019
- Jonathan has been appointed Africa’s Ambassador for African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF)
- Meanwhile, the appointment was informed by the former President’s track record of championing agricultural transformation on the continent
A report by Daily Trust has it that the African Agricultural Technology Foundation has announced the appointment of former President Goodluck Jonathan as Africa’s Ambassador for Agricultural Technology.
The AATF Executive Director, Dr Canisius Kanangire, made the announcement in a statement issued to journalists on Friday, December 2nd, in Abuja after a meeting with the former president in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Jonathan's role defined
As AATF’s Ambassador, Jonathan will advocate for advancement of Africa’s agricultural goals and economic growth through the application of innovative technologies and enhanced investment in agriculture, The Punch report added.
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Jonathan, who served as the Nigerian President from 2010 to 2015, is said to be in the forefront of agricultural improvement on the continent.
While accepting the appointment, he said as a former Head of State, his interest in serving the continent was driven by the interest in driving food security and transformation for better quality of life in Africa.
Jonathan as a Pan-Africanist
The AATF Executive Director said that Jonathan’s commitment to uplift agriculture on the continent was exemplified by the agricultural transformation agenda he pursued and diligently implemented in Nigeria during his tenure as President.
“AATF is honoured to have the former president as our Ambassador, whose role will accelerate ongoing efforts to improve our agricultural terrain,” he added.
Court issues restraining order to Buhari's minister over Goodluck Jonathan's project
A Federal High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has granted an interim order restraining two agencies in the FCT from further encroachment of the Master Plan of Centenary Economic City Free Zone (CECFZ).
The court specifically restrained the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), its sister agency Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA), and their contractors from further incursion of the free zone modeled after Dubai.
The temporary injunction was given in a suit marked FCH/ABJ/CS/2130/2022 and filed by Centenary Economic City Free Zone and Centenary City Free Zone Company.
Adeleke: Hours after inauguration, Davido's uncle makes 3 major appointments in Osun
This development was the second major step Adeleke has taken immediately after he assumed office on Sunday, November 27.
The Sun newspaper confirmed that a statement he personally signed reads:
“I approve the appointment of Alhaji Kassim Akinleye as the the chief of staff to the Governor, Alhaji Teslim Igbalaye as the Secretary to the state government and Mallam Rasheed Olawale as the spokesperson to the Governor.
“The appointments take immediate effect.”