presidonA week to the May 29 termination date of his administration, President Goodluck Jonathan has disclosed one of the activities that will keep him busy after leaving office.
The President said he would begin to preach peace and religious tolerance among Nigerians across all tribes and faiths.
Speaking after he was presented with the 2015 Epitome of Peace Award by the Field Superintendent of The Apostolic Church Nigeria, Federal Capital Territory Field, Apostle John Buzu, at the State House yesterday, the President said he would encourage Nigerians to embrace peace and shun bitterness since their respective religions can only be practiced in an atmosphere of peace.
The President was presented with the award in recognition of the mature manner he handled his defeat by General Muhammadu Buhari in the March 28 election.
“I sincerely thank you for considering me fit for this honour that you have just bestowed on me.
All of us do a number of things every day. People have saved this country, we don’t even know some of them or what they did, but some people are a bit luckier that their actions are noticed and sometimes rewarded.
You have also noticed me with my little contribution, not just because I am the President of the country but because of an action I took that you believe saved lives and you are honouring me.
To whom much is given, much is expected. For you to honour me today, you have given me another mandate to work harder to ensure that we as Nigerians continue to live in peace.
One thing I have decided I will do after leaving office is to be talking to faithful of all religions: Christians, Muslims and other religions, on the need for Nigerians to live in peace.
We need peace in this country, no matter our religion persuasion or belief. That will be one of my main commitments when I leave office: to reduce any form of discrimination either based on religious or ethnic divide in this country. I believe I will have so many apostles that will follow me to do that.


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