Nigeria’s first lady — Patience Jonathan, has come forward to defend her husband who has been the recent target for insults and blame for all the wrongs happening in the country.
Patience Jonathan, today Tuesday 27th May 2014, has advised Nigerians to desist from abusing her husband because God has made him the commander-in-chief of the nation.
According to Punch, the wife of the President made this statement while addressing children at an event she organized to celebrate kids on Children’s Day at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa.
“It is bad to abuse our country and the President because God has made him the head. 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 you.
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 said.
She also promised not to relent in helping find the 200+ school girls abducted in the Chibok area of Borno. “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 stated.