By: Abang Mercy
President Goodluck Jonathan has been listed as one of the most influential people in the world by the Times Magazine.
Commendations and congratulatory messages have begun streaming in with the Liberian President Johnson Sirleaf leading the pack, she has opined that President Jonathan “possesses the qualities needed at this moment of great challenges, having come to power at a crucial moment in the history of Nigeria. The country has grown out of its past of corruption, mismanagement and brutality, but the foundation of good governance is still fragile’’.
President Sirleaf said President Jonathan has made a significant impact on consolidating peace and security in West Africa. From the onset of the Liberian crisis, her country had benefitted from Nigeria’s support.
While congratulating President Jonathan on the global recognition, it is imperative that he translates the achievement into positive values in the day to day lives of poor people.
Times Magazine is based in New York city; it released its first issue in March 1923, its one of the world’s most credible and influential news magazine. Its annual Time 100 list is an assemblage of the most influential people world wide in a given year. Times has also collated the Times 100 best novels which has Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall apart as one of the 100 most influential novels.
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