Jonathan expresses sadness over multiple blasts, hands Nigeria to God

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed sadness over the multiple explosions that rocked churches in Kaduna and Zaria on Sunday.

Jonathan expressed his sadness in Abuja at a special service to commemorate the 2012 Fathers Day during which he also prayed God to restore peace and heal the nation.
When called upon to give his remarks, the visibly gloomy Jonathan said he received the news of the blasts in the course of the service and was really sad about the development.
“Particularly today, I was quite thrilled about what was going on in the church and when I got the information that while we were here, there were explosions in Kaduna and since I don’t even know the casualty rate and what is happening; I have been quite sad and I didn’t even want to say something.
“But when the priest orders you, you must say something.”
The president said he had consolation in God who is capable of handling every situation and healing the nation.
He solicited the support and prayers of every Nigerian for the peace of the nation and for the success of his administration.
Earlier in a message entitled “Sovereign Fatherhood of God’’, the guest speaker, Jerry Gana, said failure of leadership of homes was responsible for the failure of the society. He noted that to build a solid society, the people must build good families by raising responsible and God-fearing children.Prof Gana said one of the key roles of a father was to provide guaranteed security for his children.
He prayed that God would move to rescue the nation from its present state of insecurity characterised by suicide bombings and attacks on places of worship.Prof Gana called on the congregation to put its hope in God.
He read verses of Psalm 91 declaring God as the refuge of the nation and the leaders and the entire nation.
The first segment of the service witnessed Bible teaching led by the Chaplain of the Aso Villa Chapel, Rev Obioma Onwuzurumba.
The president opened the second segment and the main service with the Bible verses taken from the Book of Saint James Chapter 1, Verses 2 to 4. This was followed by reading from the Book of Psalm 91 taken in sequence by the fathers and mothers in the congregation in the spirit of the day. The First Lady, Patience, took the First Bible reading from the Book of Psalm 29, 1 – 11 while the second reading from Ephesians 3: 14 – 24 was taken by the Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson. Special songs were rendered by an all-male choir led by the president and prayers were offered for peace, security and prosperity of the nation and for divine guidance for the leaders. In the congregation were former Bayelsa governor, Diepreye Alamieyesegha, Ministers of Police Affairs, Caleb Olubolade, Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, and Information Labaran Maku.
The Executive Secretary of the National Christians Pilgrim Commission, Kennedy Okpara, some members of the diplomatic corps and presidential aides were also among the congregation

 


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  • Timmyobaseki

    if only i got a dollar for each time Mr President has expressed sadness !

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Though! Almighty Jehovah God is the highest and the most suppreme who has control over everything in this World but in situation whereby president Jonathan who is incapable,clueless,incompetent and lacking the vision of a leader to lead 160 million Nigerians anywhere except poverty stricken chaos and disasterous end,folded his hands and without initiating any peaceful means of ending the Boko Harams bomibngs which he and his PDP invented and finance to continue to cauase more havoc and killings in Nigeria Northern parts,as exposed by security intelligence informations,from reliable sources.

    Jehovah God Almighty is the ultimate arbiter and judgement day shall be forthcoimng at the end time for PDP & Ebele Jonathan,as the blood of those thousands of innocent victims shall cry to God Almighty for justice at the end time.

    Despite all things going wrong on his watch,Ebele Jonathan is aiming to further prolong and farther expand the corruption practice,Boko Harams killings and destruction of human lives and properties of Nigerians,bring Nigerians down on their kneels toward deaths.

    Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan,
    Writes From Canada.

  • Oluremi Olu

    God has given Nigeria and Nigerians, all the wherewithal to solve her problems and it is delusional thinking and laziness, for anyone to think that, God, having so richly endowed us, will now intervene to solve our problems. Even if God were to stoop to the level of our laziness and ineptitude to help us, we will still be a clog in the wheel of his progress, through our rampant corruption and wickedness.

    Mr President, all that needs to be done now is for you to call in all your advisers and security chiefs; tell them to put on their thinking hats and produce solutions to this problem. There should be firm and swift repercussions for ineptitude and incompetence, in this case. There should also be no sacred cows.