THE Archbishop of Canterbury, Rt. Reverend Justin Welby, was at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday to pray with President Goodluck Jonathan over the current security situation in the country.
He told State House correspondents after the closed door session that he condoled withh the President over the victims of terrorist attacks in the country and particularly regretted the recent bomb blasts which occurred in Jos, Plateau State, a city he said he was very familiar with.
“The bombing in Jos was deeply disheartening because I know Jos very well. I came to pray with His Excellency and express our condolence for the losses,” he said.
Citing the scriptures, the archbishop urged Nigerians not to despair over the security situation, but to always look towards God for solutions.
He added: “God is faithful. In one of the letters that Paul wrote to the church, he talked about the sufferings they were going through being known throughout the world and that inserting true here because the suffering in Nigeria is known throughout the world.
“People throughout the world pray for the country. It is a country which I have profound respect and deep love. And like many, I am deeply grieved by what is happening but God is faithful.
“He is always faithful to us and as Christians, in Jesus Christ we believe in His faithfulness and we can trust Him for the future.
“I don’t have words to describe the good potential this country has. There is great difficulty at the moment, but it is a country with such enormous potential. I think Nigerians by nature are joyful, hopeful and vigorous, they work hard.
“The country has so much going for it. In the meeting, the President talked about the need of a solution that will reach all people, not just the security but economy, spiritual and every part of the human life.”
Source: Punch


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