Nigeria Would Have Disintegrated If Not For The Church – Jonathan

Jonathan-cut cake wv can pres

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, declared in Warri, that if not for the Church, the country would have disintegrated.

Speaking at the flag off of this year’s Word of Life Bible Church’s Jubilee Word Festival at the International Gospel Centre, Warri, the President, paid glowing tributes to Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor who marked his birthday yesterday, describing him as a “very very strong president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN.”

Jonathan, who said nation building is a collective responsibility, challenged Nigerians to join hands with his administration for the onerous task of building the nation.

“Whenever I have the opportunity to address a religious gathering like this, I always like to repeat myself that but for the Church, this country would probably have gone into oblivion.

“You have been praying persistently day and night and that is why some of our challenges are still at this level. Nigerians are totally committed, not pretenders,” he said.

The president also reiterated his administration’s commitment to providing steady power supply in the country. He assured Nigerians that by the end of April next year there would be relatively steady power supply.


  1. From the existence of life till the world would departs we’ve known that our perception about issues is vividly differ from one another,though on a lighter mood, we can say that mr GEJ statement was a mere headline stuff,but critically and realistically, this such statement is not appropriate to be utter by a president of a whole nation especially like(Nigeria) with different kind of many diverse ethics and religions amalgamated together, in any place, whatever the circumstances or under any guises because others can term the word as disparaging their religions and hold it against him in the future most especially that second term ambition is knocking in his mind,such statement can drastically banes the nation growth and cause balkanisim within the citizenry of the nation!

  2. personally i don’t see anything wrong with dis statement being 4rm GEJ, he just uttered it to appreciate d efforts of d CAN president in carrying out d PDP’s personal assignment.
    is it the only christians dt r praying 4 d oneness of dis country? GEJ too much dey speak!!!

  3. Am a wel devoted christian ,and i love to preach peace always,i think the matter of religion shldnt be an issue to be discuss by the president of a country like #NIGERIA,he shld knw fully wel dat nigera is nt a #CHRISTIAN country or a #MUSLIM country and hence shld knw wat to say in public,dis case again as put a QUESTION MARK on his credibility as a good president,GOD knws wat wil happen at the national conference.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here