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Our Health System Must Be Revamped To Meet International Standards – GEJ

Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan

Ex Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan has come out to lament about the increasing crime in the country.

He recently revealed this during a courtesy call on him by the Chief Executive Officer of the Albino Foundation, Jake Epelle.

According to him, the truth is the mental health of citizens is of utmost importance right now because most of the criminals in the country are motivated by drugs.

He added that most areas of Nigeria’s health system need to be revamped to meet international standards.

His words, β€œMost of these crimes perpetrated are drug-induced because no sane Nigerian will just go and commit crime except he is high on something. Imagine starting your day with the news of killing in the morning, it leaves an impression on your mind. We need to also look into issues of mental health.”

β€œNow, we have cults in primary and secondary schools; then, it was in tertiary institutions, but you now see children in these schools thinking of how to kill their mates. This is sad.”

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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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