Today, November 20th is former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s 60th birthday.
Dr. Jonathan who was born on the 20th of November 1957, served as Nigeria’ws President from 2010 to 2015.
Prior to becoming President, Jonathan served as a Governor of Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007 before going on to serve as Nigeria’s Vice-President from 2007 to 2010.
He lost his bid to return for a second term in the 2015 presidential election, openly conceding defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari amidst rising tensions of possible crisis in the country. Jonathan also became the first sitting Nigerian president to publicly concede defeat.
Jonathan holds a B.Sc. in Zoology, an M.Sc. in Hydrobiology and Fisheries biology, as well as a PhD degree in Zoology from the University of Port Harcourt.dx
Before venturing into politics in 1998, Dr. Jonathan worked as an education inspect lecturer, and environmental-protection officer
The former President who, hails from the Ijaw ethnic group of Nigeria is married to Patience Jonathan and they have two children together.