President Goodluck Jonathan declared yesterday that his administration’s transformation agenda was not a silver bullet that would solve all the challenges bedeviling the country at once adding that the major concern of his government was to demonstrate an unfailing love for all Nigerians rather than hostility and violence.
Jonathan was speaking at the dedication of the House on the Rock Cathedral in Lagos.
President Jonathan observed that Nigeria had undergone a series of tough times particularly during the military era, noting that it was the intercessions and prayers of Christians that saved the country from the worst from happening.
He said, “The great task before us as a nation is to demonstrate unfailing love wherever we are and to show that underlying our faith and belief is peace and harmony, never hostility or violence.
“The task of achieving our greatest potential as a nation lies in the collective effort of every individual and community, underpinned by love. If we all do our part, no matter how small, the Nigeria we crave will be a reality.”
Jonathan, while praising the efforts and vision of Rev. Paul Adefarasin, the metropolitan senior pastor of House on the Rock, said the Cathedral was an achievement of science, technology and the presence of God in the lives of Nigerians, stressing that “it is also an unmistakable demonstration of our capacity for great achievements as Nigerians in any endeavour where we put our energies, industry and determination towards”.