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Stop abusing my husband, President’s wife tells Nigerians

Wife of President Goodluck
Jonathan on Tuesday advised
Nigerians to desist from abusing
her husband because God
Himself made him the head of
the nation.
Mrs. Jonathan gave the advice
while addressing children at an
event she organised to mark the
2014 Children’s Day at the
Banquet Hall of the Presidential
Villa, Abuja.
Quoting from the Holy Bible, she
said God’s instruction to
mankind to honour their parents
was not limited to biological
parents only.
She said, “It is bad to abuse our
country and the President
because God has made him the
“The Almighty God commands us
to pray for our leaders. We
therefore need to pray for the
development of our country and
the president.
“Remember that a child that
abuses his father and mother is
disobeying God’s commandment
because the Bible says in Exodus
20:12 that you should honour
your father and mother so that
you may live long in the land
that the Lord your God has given
“The Holy Bible is not referring
to only biological parents. Any
one that is older than you even
for a day must be respected. Let
us therefore join hands and
rebuild our country Nigeria.”
She assured the children and
adults who attended the event
that the Federal Government is
doing all within its powers to
secure the release of the over
200 schoolgirls abducted from
Chibok, Borno State.
While calling on Nigerians to be
united in the fight against
terrorism, Mrs. Jonathan also
advised that citizens should
learn to encourage soldiers who
are at the fore front of the fight.
“It is the right of every child to
go to school. It is only through
education that you can be able
to achieve your dreams and
contribute meaningfully to your
community and the nation.
“We desire peace in our
community and in our nation. I
want you all to be ambassadors
of peace in your schools and
practise good manners. We have
no other country than Nigeria.
“We therefore need to be
patriotic and committed to our
dear country. We should
strengthen our covenant with our
country as outlined in the
National Pledge.
“Let us therefore be united in
fighting terrorism. We should
encourage our soldiers who are
in the frontline to rescue our
beloved daughters,” she said.
She promised that she would not
relent in her efforts to assist in
securing the release of the
abducted girls.
The event which featured special
inter-faith prayers for the release
of the schoolgirls also saw some
children presenting letters of
demand on the abducted girls
addressed to the Boko Haram
sect to the President’s wife.
The President’s wife however said
since she did not know members
of the sect, she would forward
the children’s letters to the
National Security Adviser orthe
Chief of Defence Staff.
“Let me thank the children that
gave me letter to give Boko
Haram. Well, I have received your
letter, but I am not the one to
give it to Boko Haram because I
don’t know Boko Haram and I
have never seen Boko Haram. But
I will give it to the NSS or Chief
of Defence Staff who will submit
your letter accordingly.
“To my children parliament,
thank you for your letter. Thank
you for your deliberation. I have
received what you gave to me. I
will make sure I pass it to the
President because it is
addressed to him and the other
one is addressed to Boko Haram.
That is why the two are
different,” she added.

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