A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has praised former President Goodluck Jonathan for the legacies he left behind while presiding over the country’s affairs.
Oshiomhole gave the eulogy while speaking at a memorial summit in honor of the late Captain Idahosa Okunbo on Saturday in Abuja.
Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo, described Jonathan as a leader who led by example and also set examples for his successors.
He listed some of the legacies left by Jonathan as conceding defeat in the 2015 presidential election and establishing almajiri schools in the northern part of the country.
“You were who you were and I was who I was in my party, but with the legacies you left behind, there is no successor who can afford to do less.
“You are an example of a leader who has left behind something that has now become the minimum standard and I am sure that in 2023 this will also work,” he said.
Oshiomhole also commended the former president for creating Almajiri schools that were supposed to take the Nigerian school-age child off the streets.
“You appropriated several funds in addition to the funds that were there for Universal Basic Education (UBE) to strengthen it, so that there is no child wandering in the countryside.”
He said Jonathan had shown that Nigeria did not lack ideas but the will to transform them into practice.
He expressed gratitude to Jonathan for finding time to honor the late Osunbo.
He prayed for Jonathan that his good works would continue to be remembered.