As the accolades keep pouring in from all over the globe following President Goodluck Jonathan's unprecedented show of statemanship, Dr Mo Ibrahim a notable advocate of Exemplary Leadership in Africa issued this press release:The news from Nigeria today is wonderful. Africa’s largest country has concluded a peaceful election process. Furthermore, the incumbent has already gracefully conceded and congratulated his successor – a first for Nigeria and a benchmark for other African countries to follow. Read more he has to say to President Jonathan
Today, we Africans are all proud of Nigeria and President Jonathan.
Thank you Mr President. If you are seeking a legacy, you have definitely achieved it.
Dr Mohammed Mo Ibrahim is a Sudanese-British mobile communications entrepreneur and billionaire. He worked for several other telecommunications companies before founding Celtel,which when sold had over 24 million mobile phone subscribers in 14 African countries. After selling Celtel in 2005 for $3.4 billion, he set up the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to encourage better governance in Africa, as well as creating the Mo Ibrahim Index, to evaluate nations' performance. He is also a member of the Africa Regional Advisory Board of London Business School
In 2007 he initiated the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, which awards a $5 million initial payment, and a $200,000 annual payment for life to African heads of state who deliver security, health, education and economic development to their constituents and democratically transfer power to their successors.