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Ex-President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has said Nigeria grew with a GDP above half a trillion U.S. Dollars under his watch.

Jonathan made this known in an interview session at the Oxford Union, which held at the Oxford University with the theme ‘Fostering Youth Entrepreneurship.'

Under my watch, Nigeria was projected by CNN Money to be the third fastest growing economy in the world for the year 2015 and rated as the largest economy in Africa and the 23rd largest in the world by the World Bank and the IMF, with a GDP above half a Trillion US dollars,” Jonathan boasted.

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan at the Oxford Union play

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan at the Oxford Union

 

Speaking with the undergraduates of the university, Jonathan said:  “Is the wealth of nations a result of geography, weather, culture, destiny, etc.? What could a leader do to effectively lift a people out of the depths of poverty and enable them to achieve prosperity?"

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Jonathan joins previous speakers at the Oxford Union that include the late Michael Jackson, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Robert Greene, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Winston Churchill, Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher and John Major.

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