The former President made this known on , Monday, October 24, 2016 while speaking at Oxford University in United Kingdom.
Jonathan, who spoke at the Oxford Union, with the theme ‘Fostering Youth Entrepreneurship, said he has always believed that getting a job or being a worker cannot completely cure the disease of poverty.
In his words, “I once said that I was not elected President of Nigeria to spread poverty; I was elected to generate and spread wealth.
"My belief in this regard is that getting a job or being a worker cannot completely cure the disease of poverty.
"It is only your own business that can provide such security and give you the financial freedom you need to prosper,” he said.
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.