A report on Maxnaija.com suggests that President Goodluck Jonathan is set to be appointed as a global crises envoy by the United Nations (UN).

GEJ In Line For UN Job

The role is similar to that of former British prime minister, Tony Blair, who was appointed the Middle East envoy for the United Nations after leaving office.

Jonathan would be the first African former head of state to be assigned such a role and will oversee UN affairs on the African continent.

Jonathan, 57, holds a Bsc. in Zoology, an Msc. in Hydrobiology and Fisheries and a PhD in Zoology, all from the University of Port Harcourt.

Prior to his role as resident, he served as the governor of Bayelsa state from 2005 to 2007 and as vice president of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010.

Meanwhile, a former Kogi state governor, Abubakar Audu has said Jonathan deserves the prestigious Nobel peace prize for his historic phone call to the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, in which he conceded defeat in the recently held presidential elections.