President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to put aside all religious differences and strive to build one great and united nation. Jonathan made the appeal at the 7th edition of “The Experience’’, a gospel musical show held at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos on Friday night.
President Jonathan spoke via a recorded video message projected to a big screen at the venue. He said: “This is an evidence that the Nigeria we dream of can be achieved… There’s nothing we cannot accomplish as a nation as long as we can put aside our religious differences. The road ahead demands great sacrifices but there is no shortcut to greatness,” he said.
The president also pointed out that though 2012 had been a very challenging year for the country, it was a testament to the indomitable spirit of the people that they could still gather to thank God. He then thanked Nigerians for praying for the country and said: “As long as there are committed Nigerians praying for our leaders, there shall be success.’’
The programme which had more than 500,000 people in attendance was organised by Pastor Paul Adefarasin of the House on the Rock Church.