President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday urged Nigeria’s past and current leaders to learn from the exemplary lifestyles of a former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon; and the former Head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan.
The President spoke at the fifth presidential prayer breakfast held inside the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said the two former leaders had been consistent in attending programmes inside the Villa throughout the tenure of his administration.
Describing their gesture as patriotic, Jonathan said if all leaders emulate them, the country would be a better place for all.
He thanked Nigerians for the opportunity given him to serve in various capacities in the last 16 years and promised to continue to do his best for the country even as he gradually joins the league of the nation’s former leaders.