President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday called on the church to support the Federal Government’s transformation agenda by helping to reform the attitudes of the citizenry.
The president made the call during a Christmas service at the Cathedral of Advent (Anglican Communion), Life Camp, Abuja.
He said that the agenda of government could be made possible if the church, through its programmes and activities, reformed the lives of its members.
“The church has a great role to play if the transformation must be achieved because there can be no transformation without reformation.
“I want to call on the church to come up with programmes that will reform the lives of the people because what we see and hear about some Nigerians require genuine reformation of the people since reformation is critical to transformation,’’ he said.
The president advised religious leaders in the country to enlighten their faithful on efforts made by government to reform the society.
Jonathan urged Nigerians to support government’s programmes at all levels, noting that the continuous sabotage of its efforts would not lead the nation to greatness.
He congratulated Nigerians on the Christmas celebrations and assured them of government’s commitment to making life better for them.
He said that the much-desired changes would be made in the different sectors of the economy but sued for patience.