Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said despite the security challenges in
parts of the country, his first name had brought some GOOD LUCK to
“Traditional societies attach some values to names. That is why
people select good names for their children. In the scriptures
sometimes, when God sends you on some special assignment, He could even
direct, change the name of this child from this to that. But the name in
itself does not make much difference because even from my village,
there is one of my peers that also answers Goodluck. Another one that is a little older than me answers Lucky from my small village and I didn’t see the good luck and lucky in them.
In terms of bringing my name to bear in Nigerian affairs, within
this period, we have our challenges. Of course, you are aware that we
have our security challenges. But in spite of the security challenges,
the country is moving on. I will say yes, it brought some good luck to
the country.” he said.