Former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan taken to Facebook to solicit support and prayers for the country’s current leadership, even as he offered his own words of prayer for the country. He called on Nigerians to support and stand by the present administration as it seeks to steer the ship of the nation away from the present adversity that has bedeviled the country.
The country has found itself in a far worse state than it was when power shifted hands in May 29, 2015, when President Muhammadu Buhari took office, with the naira toeing the downward path, hitting its all time low (it is currently trading at N290 against a dollar). The long queues all over the country because of fuel scarcity shows no sign of reducing anytime soon. The economy is in disarray, states are owing monumental debts, including workers salaries, etc. Really, one could make do with a word of advice coming from someone who’s been there and seen it all. Little wonder why the post is generating a lot of buzz on social media sites.
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“I will just thank God for all he has been doing for our country and I also thank you all for the prayers for the good of our country. Whenever I am talking to Christians and other believers depending on their faith, I always urge them to pray for the country. Every nation go through two periods; period of adversity and period of joy.
“For Christians if you read the Old Testament, you sometime think that the whole world was going to end but God has a reason for everything. No matter the circumstances we are going through today, I believe that with the prayers, diligence and hardwork of Nigerians, God will see this nation through all its tribulations. I always say that the key and constant thing is Nigeria, and not who is leading the country. It could be Jonathan today, it could be Buhari, Obasanjo, Shagari, Abdulsalami today, and it could be anybody else. We have all played our part and as we progress, others will take over. Maybe some of the people that will take over tomorrow are also here in this church.
“So, the most important thing is the nation that belongs to all of us and we must strive to protect and give our best to what belongs to all of us. And as Christians, we must pray for Nigeria. The world we are seeing today is so different from the world we saw some years back.
“In fact when we were in secondary schools, we used to read about the gladiators in our history books, and they were operating more like in another world… But today we have crisis all over the world, not just Nigeria. We must realize that God loves this country and we have very vibrant Christians and I believe that with your persistent prayers, God will see us through.
“God Bless Nigeria. GEJ.”