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Published on December 25, 2012 by   ·   5 Comments

L-R: MINISTER OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPEMENT, Ms AMA PEPPLE; CHAPLAIN, ASO VILLA CHAPEL, REV OBIOMA ONWUZURUMBA; FIRST LADY, DAME PATIENCE JONATHAN; PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN; PRIMATE, MOST REV NICHOLAS OKOH; HIS WIFE, NKASIOBI AND EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, NIGERIA CHRITIAN PILGRIMS COMMSSION, MR JOHN-KENNEDY OPARA AFETR DURING CHRISTMAS DAY CHURCH SERVICE AT THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF THE ADVENT, ABUJA ON TUESDAY

Jonathan and his family at the church exchanging peace

L-R: MINISTER OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPEMENT, Ms AMA PEPPLE; CHAPLAIN, ASO VILLA CHAPEL, REV OBIOMA ONWUZURUMBA; FIRST LADY, DAME PATIENCE JONATHAN; PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN; PRIMATE, MOST REV NICHOLAS OKOH; HIS WIFE, NKASIOBI AND EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, NIGERIA CHRITIAN PILGRIMS COMMSSION,
MR JOHN-KENNEDY OPARA AFETR DURING CHRISTMAS DAY CHURCH SERVICE AT THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF THE ADVENT, ABUJA ON TUESDAY

Nigeria’s 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.

Jonathan 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.

He said that the current administration was doing its best to effect changes in critical areas of the nation’s economy.

The president identified power, agriculture, road transport and aviation as some of the key areas that would witness remarkable change in the coming months.

He dismissed insinuations by his critics that his administration was overtly slow and incapable of effecting positive change in the economy.

“What I want to promise Nigerians is that any step we take in this administration, any giant step we take, we will never go back to it again.

“Government must plan in everything it intends to do well and this is our focus,’’ he said.

The Primate of the communion, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, assured the president of the church’s support for government’s programmes.

He said that the church would continue to encourage its faithful to key in to government’s programmes at all levels.

Jonathan and his family at the church exchanging peace

The president attended the service with his wife, Dame Patience, his mother and other members of the family.

Special prayers were also offered for the president, his family and members of his cabinet.

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5 Comments for “Jonathan urges churches to back agenda”

  1. Mind your business Mr President.Don’t drag God into your magomago business.God the father,the son and the Holy spirit should not be drag in the mud called Nigeria.Please don’t incure the wraught of God.Limit your business to your prayer contractors.

  2. 10/10

    Using religion percipective to loot public treasury and the involvement of religion leaders to looted public funds and propagated unethical and immoral characters of political public office holders are causing backward for nigeria economy. and this is the right time every good citizens of nigerians that want brighter future of their children and revoke against inhumanity act of this present administration

  3. Yangari

    Mr. President God bless you and your family. I pray for God’s wisdom for you despite several distractions.However, one thing that I personnaly will want you to do is to stand up as a President and say No to corruption.Mr.President it is not too late for you to gain the support of Nigerians by instituting peoples -oriented project that will transform us from poverty ridden Nation to a Nation filled with rich citizens. Reformation minus positive transformation will be a gross deformation!

  4. Joe

    What agenda? Just shut up your mouth,the more you talk the more you make mistakes my clueless.You were once loved by Nigerians but now Nigerians hate you. You are no longer to be trusted. Pack your load and go back to where you belong ,the creek and go and resume your fishing job. Or is your father not a fisherman?

  5. Boli of Ny-alesund, North Pole

    Now they are trying to manipulate the church to continue the PDP (Papa Dey fool Pickin) agenda of looting.

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