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“Nigerians don’t value what they have until they lose it,” Ndume tells Jonathan



The senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has lauded former President Goodluck Jonathan, saying Nigerians do not know what they have till they lose it.

According to the senator, Jonathan left behind great value and landmarks in Nigeria which has helped shape the political landscape of the country.

Ndume said this at Apo Legislative Quarters In Abuja, during the opening of Dr PhysiQ Specialist Centre for Wellness and Medical Lifestyle Change and the public presentation of a book titled, ‘Everything Heals’, written by Dr Susana Adams, the centre’s chief executive officer.

As God wants it, that I must be here, because I was just released from detention yesterday night (Friday), maybe God wants me to attend this occasion, otherwise, I would have been in Kuje prison up till now.” Ndume was quoted to have said.

“I must confess, as people call me stubborn person, I’m also a stubborn person. I feel I need to make this testimony here, and also appreciate Mr.(former) President, as they say you will never know what you have until you lose it. I will stop there.

“For this country, I think Nigerians know that they don’t value what they have until they lose that thing. We thank God for your life and you have changed the political culture and landscape of this country.

“You don’t know how great you are in the eyes of those that were skeptical, those that don’t know you, those that didn’t come close to you. But now, honestly, I am one of those that used to criticize you very well, but I will say it was constructive move.

“He wanted to be president but Nigeria being what it is, it was a different thing entirely. Like I said, he left a landmark on this country.”

Jonathan, who later inspected the new wellness centre, was accompanied by a former of Minister of Information, Labaran Maku; a veteran broadcaster, Eugenia Abu, among others.