What If Nigerian Presidents Can Emulate United States Jimmy Carter

The Nigerian political system is one that is awash with ego-centrism, a lifestyle utterly self-focused with deep-rooted corruption tendencies.

But just what if Nigerian politicians can be like this gentleman who at the prime age of 94, just resumed teaching Sunday School at Maranatha Baptist Church in his home town.

Reports have it that former the United States of America’s President, Jimmy Carter, resumed teaching Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, on Sunday after recovering from hip surgery, a spokeswoman for the Carter Centre said.

The community’s television station, WSB-TV streamed Carter’s lecture, showing the 94-year-old ex-president smiling and talking while seated in a white cushioned chair at the podium.

Wouldn’t it be nice to see Nigerian politicians going back to teach, to farm or engage in other projects after a few years ‘serving’ in a public office. This will possibly inspire Nigerians more than old politicians clinging to power even after several years in power.

He was released from the hospital on May 16 after falling and breaking his hip as he was preparing to leave for a turkey-hunting trip, the Carter Centre said at the time.

Carter has lived longer after leaving the White House than any former president in US history.

Carter was governor of Georgia before being elected president in 1976.

He was defeated in his re-election bid by Republican Ronald Reagan in 1980. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his work on international conflicts, human rights, and economic development.

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