Goodluck Jonathan recently revealed this in a statement by his Special Adviser, Mr Ikechukwu Eze, in Abuja.
According to him, the spirit of Christmas needs all of us to rededicate ourselves to friendship, kindness and compassion.
He added that Jesus’ message of salvation speaks to the essence of both spiritual deliverance and earthly redemption.
His words, “Christmas is a commemoration that connects the world to love, selflessness, sacrifice and solidarity; which are the virtues that Christ unambiguously propagated.
“Jesus’ message of salvation speaks to the essence of both spiritual deliverance and earthly redemption.
“It is a constant reminder that humanity will have a more peaceful existence if people of the world rededicate themselves to friendship, kindness and compassion.
“At Christmas,the world needs love, this is the spirit we have to imbibe to heal all that is broken in our world. Merry Christmas to all our compatriots and the rest of humanity.”
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Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan GCFR, GCON (born 20 November 1957) is a Nigerian politician who served as the President of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015.
He lost the 2015 presidential election to former military head of state General Muhammadu Buhari, marking the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost re-election and conceded defeat.
Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010; and in oil-rich Bayelsa State as Governor of Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007.
Jonathan was born on 20 November 1957 in Ogbia to a Christian family of canoe makers, from the Ijaw minority ethnic group. He received a bachelor degree in zoology (second-class honours), a masters degree in hydrobiology and fisheries biology; and a doctorate in zoology from the University of Port Harcourt.
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