The former President made the remark when he spoke at Kano State Government House yesterday while paying a condolence visit to the family of the late Danmasani Kano.
According to him, many people did not know how close he was to the late Maitama Sule who put him through on good governance shortly after his emergence as the Vice President.
Jonathan was flanked by his former ministers that include Bala Muhammad, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, Special Service, Ambassador Aminu Wali, Abba Moro, Nuradeen, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sule Lamido, and Ibrahim Shekarau.
He said, “This man until his death persistently nagged for a united Nigeria, regardless of religion and tribe while at the front burner of his campaigns remained good governance and God- fearing leadership.
“He never believed in putting money in his pockets. Whatever Maitama got was for his people. He always talked about the wellbeing of Nigeria and Nigerians.
“We have lost a caring leader and father.”