President Jonathan set for UN Crises Envoy Job

President Jonathan set for UN Crises Envoy Job

President Goodluck
Jonathan is set to be
appointed as a global
crises envoy by the United
Nations (UN), sources
said on Monday.
Jonathan will hand over
power to the President-
elect, Gen. Muhammadu
Buhari, on May 29, 2015.
He would be the first
African former president
to hold such responsibility
and would oversee UN
affairs on the African
The role is similar to that
of former British Prime
Minister, Tony Blair, who
was appointed the Middle
East envoy for the United
Nations after leaving
Jonathan, 57, holds a
B.Sc. in zoology, an
M.Sc. in hydrobiology and
fisheries and a Ph.D in
zoology, all from the
University of Port
Prior to his role as
President, Jonathan served
as governor of Bayelsa
State from 2005 to 2007
and as Vice President of
Nigeria from 2007 to
Meanwhile, a former Kogi
State Governor, Abubakar
Audu, has said that
Jonathan deserves the
Nobel Peace prize for his
historic phone call to the
Muhammadu Buhari, in
which he conceded defeat
in the recent presidential
In another development,
Jonathan on Monday,
commissioned the new
Christian Association of
Nigerian’s (CAN) Jubilee
Resort and Leadership
Centre in Abuja.
The centre, which is
within the premises of the
National Christian Centre,
Abuja, provides rooms,
accommodation and halls
for conferences to the
public at a fee.
Thanking God that he
oversaw the project from
inception to completion,
Jonathan said that with
unity of purpose, the body
of Christ can achieve
greater things.
“I urge Nigerians to
imbibe the spirit of unity
and with it nothing can
stop us from reaching
greater heights,” he said,
adding that one of the
greatest assets from a
family to the nation is
good leadership.
“I believe this centre will
be used to re-orientate and
re-focus us,” he said.
He warned that it would
not be good if the edifice
cannot generate income to
at least cater for its
Commending the
prudence in the cost of the
building, he said such
building and its facilities
would have cost three
times the amount spent on
it if it were handled by the
The President, Christian
Association of Nigeria
(CAN), Pastor Ayo
Oritsejafor, said that the
cost of the building was
low because some
engineers and other people
gave their services free.
He said that although that
there were many five-star
and four-star hotels in
Abuja, none provides a
quiet and godly place like
the resort, adding that the
presence of God is worth
more than any other thing.


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