President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, assured Nigerians that, despite the security challenge imposed on the nation by the Boko Haram group, it is not time to be weary because Nigeria will overcome. He spoke at the third National Presidential Prayer Breakfast meeting held at banquet hall of the Presidential Villa.
According to the president, “Nigerians must remain hopeful, focused and watchful to overcome all that is evil confronting our nation. We should note the saying of the scriptures that with men, it is impossible, but with God all things are possible”.
He added: “It is worthy to note that this breakfast prayer is coming after the Easter, a period when every Christian is expected to be focused, re-dedicated and reborn. With this renewed spiritual state, we should be poised on uplifing prayer. We are gathered here this morning not as a jamboree or one off activity but as a reminder for us to join our spiritual energies to pray to God to fill us with wisdom, strength, courage and guidance to make and implement right decisions for our nation. ”
I believe that all of us if we begin to do what is right individually and collectively, surely we will take our country to the destination we expect. We pray that God should use all of us Nigerians who know the right thing to do, to use all of us as change agents because if all of us do what is right, this country will continue to be a great nation”.
In a short exhortation to the gathering, entitled: The Blessings if…, Prof. Afolabi Falola, from a church based in Kano, said his message to the president and the gathering was like the valedictory message Moses gave in Deuteronomy Chapter 28 to the children of Israel at the end of his mission.