ABuja — President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, reiterated that despite the challenges facing the country in various facets, the country will reach its destination of greatness.
Speaking at a church service at the Goshen City, the Headquarters of the Winners Chapel, President Jonathan said what the Nigerian leaders need were prayers for them to lead the country aright.
He expressed the commitment of his administration to do the right things at all times for the country.
The President stated: “I am not here to make a formal speech as we have learnt to talk very little, just like the Bishop said in his sermon, your prayers have been helpful.
I request that you continue to pray for this country. Bishop, thank you for your message, it has been very instructive.
”As I listened to your message certain things were being reflected. I assure you this country will cross the bridge. Yes, we have challenges as a nation. Even the most developed nations pass through stages sometimes even more challenging than we face today. But what happened, yesterday, (Saturday) in South Africa will be the story of this nation.
“Those of you who watched that match will know that it is not easy at the beginning, it was as if Nigeria was going to be demolished, but all of a sudden the young men came very strong and we won.
”That is how it will be with the story of this country! With your prayers and commitment we will get to the destination. The promised land has never been an easy one for any nation, it was not easy for the israelites and I promise that myself and my colleagues will continue to do what is right for this country.
“The bishop said it all that as mere mortals, there may be errors, but our commitment to do what is right is total.
“We will do our best but like I always say whatever I do I should be able to tell God why I did it. All what we require is your prayers, and Nigeria will get to its destination,” the President said.
In his remarks, Bishop David Abioye commended President Jonathan for signing the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act, saying it will serve as a good example to other African countries.