Reno Omokri, a lawyer, has named his fourth child after former president, Goodluck Jonathan.
He and his wife welcomed a baby girl in the United States on Monday.
Omokri served as an aide to Jonathan while he was in office.
The former president, who shared the news on his Facebook page, expressed gratitude to the couple for naming the child after him.
He wrote: “I congratulate a dear younger brother, Reno Omokri, and his wife, on the birth of their daughter very early this morning.
“I am very grateful that the couple have chosen to name their daughter Ebele, after me, as an honour.
“I thank God for the safe delivery and that mother and child are healthy and thriving.
“May Ebele grow up in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man. In Christ’s Name. GEJ.”