“One thing that I know and I feel Nigerians will celebrate is continuity and peace,” – President GoodLuck Jonathan
“My brothers and sisters, we are all winners. In this context there is no victor and no vanquished. We have demonstrated, even in our diversity, the progress of Nigeria remains paramount for all”.
“We want to lead a country where people will be less greedy. Where people will know that the commonwealth of Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians, where people’s wealth depends on the people around you. If you become a rich person and everyone around you is poor you are very poor.”
“We cannot proffer yesterday’s solutions to today’s problems. Clearly, every dialogue adds something valuable to our evolving nation. The urgency of a national conversation in the present, therefore, need not be over emphasized.”
“For you to fix the world , you must fix Africa. For you to fix Africa, you must fix Nigeria.”
” I don’t need to be a lion…I don’t need to operate like the pharaoh of Egypt, I don’t need to be an army general, but I can change this country without those traits ”
“I want people to know first and foremost that within the period that I have served this country that I meant well for Nigerians. I did not serve because of my own personal interest, [and] that I have interest for this country at heart, … We have shifted Nigeria out of this mono-economy, where everything begins and ends with petrol. [Now], agriculture, mines and solid minerals and even manufacturing are playing a key role in our economy.”
“True liberty consists only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being constrained to do what we ought …”