Ex-President Jonathan Recounts How He Overcame Challenges In Government
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan/Photo: AFP

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has attributed the achievements he made in government to prayers.

Concise News learnt that the former president made this known while speaking on Friday at the third session of the 10th Synod of the Church of Nigeria in Abuja.

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Jonathan urged Nigerians to pray and support the federal government’s effort in tackling insecurity.

He said, “As a nation, from the beginning, we’ve been passing through a lot of challenges; the issues of kidnapping and armed robbery,

“Even to travel to very near cities such as Kaduna is becoming a nightmare to Nigerians. With constant prayers, the country will get through all its challenges.

“For me, who you all gave the privilege of being president for five years, the little achievements we made were through your constant prayers. Whenever I have an opportunity, I thank you for the support you gave me.”

Jonathan also denied the allegations of withdrawing billions of naira from the nation’s treasury while in office.

He described reports on this as false and misleading.

However, Nicholas Okoh, primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), lamented the failure of those in government to punish evildoers within their fold.

He said the country is currently in short supply of servant-leader politicians.

He highlighted the qualities of servant leaders and tasked governments at all levels to maintain justice and fairness.