First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan who urged Nigerians to support her husband in the fight against terrorism is advising Nigerians to stop abusing her husband because he was made to rule Nigeria by God himself.
She gave the warning while addressing children at an event she organised to mark the 2014 Children’s Day at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Patience who wept publicly in a video on May 5 begging for the release of the abducted Chibok school girls was handed over letters to give to her husband by the children as their way of protesting the release of theover 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped on April 14 in Borno state.
“To my children, 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.
Patience speaking on respect for elders said: “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.”
Patience who encouraged Nigerians to be united, support the fight against terrorism and to encourage the soldiers in the search of the missing girls assured Nigerians that the Federal Government was doing all within its powers to secure the release of the over 200 schoolgirls abducted from Chibok, Borno State.
“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.
Source: Punch Nigeria