The immediate past President of Nigeria, Dr.Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has highlighted some of his achievements while he was President. While speaking at the Friends of Africa Coalition at the office of the Mayor of the City of Newark in New Jersey on the 21st of April, Jonathan said:
“I inherited a Nigeriain which the trains were not working, and handed over a Nigeriain which citizens can safely travel by trains again. I inherited a Nigeria that was a net importer of cement, and handed over a Nigeria that is a net exporter of cement.
In 2009 the richest Nigerian was the 5th richest man in Africabut I handed over a Nigeriathat produced the richest man in Africa. These are but a few of the parameters that illustrate some of the economic transformations we engineered during my term in office. This was made possible by the fact that there was a stable political leadership in Nigeriathat did not have to pander to any other constituency except the electorate who brought me to power. And these actions have a contagious effect.”