Former Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan rounded off his two week visit to the United states with a rousing speech to students of the Howard University School of Political Science, where he addressed the future leaders on the skills needed for responsible leadership.
President Jonathan along with US Congresswoman Karen Bass who is the ranking member on the Sub-committee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights were the special guests at the university event entitled, ‘Elections and constitutions in Africa: A Timely issue.’ Jonathan encouraged the youths to embrace civil education stressing that such knowledge would help sustain democracies, and equip youths with the relevant tools that they need to become responsible citizens.
The former President’s speech touched on various aspects of leadership and Jonathan further expressed his pleasure for the opportunity to speak at the same Howard University that educated Nigeria’s first President, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe.
He thanked the institution for the culture of instilling democratic culture in youths. He further described Africa as the “bright continent adding that stability and good governance are key factors
for peace and development on the continent.