Former Nigeria president, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has described Buachi state governor, Bala Mohammed, as a man with patience, humility, fortitude and a good listener for a better Nigeria.
According to a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Friday, by the Special Adviser on Media to Bauchi state Governor, Jonathan was speaking on Thursday when he received in audience, Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, at his Abuja residence, adding that the Bauchi state governor was one of his hardworking ministers.
Jonathan appreciated Bala Mohammed for being with him even after office saying that he could imagine a better Nigeria with an empathetic, committed and passionate leader if Bala is given a chance to run the affairs of the Africa’s most populous state.
He added that Bala Mohammed will no doubt actualize the aspiration of Nigerians, considering his tremendous achievements as the FCT minister and now a governor, saying as a thoughtful and responsible father, he is confident Bala Mohammed will make a difference by providing Nigerians with exemplary leadership.
He commended Governors Bala, Wike, Ortom and Darius Ishaku for making him and their respective states proud, calling on their counterparts to emulate their dedication and service to humanity.
Speaking earlier, Governor Bala said he was alongside members of his team at the residence of the former president to seek for his blessings and inform him of his aspiration to run for the office of Nigeria’s President in the forthcoming election.
According to Bala Mohammed, Nigeria’s history of democracy will continue to remember GEJ as a hero for his commitments to strengthening it, apart from his sacrifices and for ensuring free and fair election prevailed.
Also speaking, Professor Udenta O Udenta, said Nigerians express hope and confidence in Bala Mohammed considering his love for unity, inclusivity, fairness, equity, peace, progress and development of Nigeria.