President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday celebrated his 5th year in office as substantive President with prayers.
It would be recalled that the then Acting President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was sworn in as substantive President by Justice Aloysius Katsina- Alu on May 6th, 2010 to replace Alh Umaru Musa Yar’adua who died on 5th of May, 2010.
Before the commencement of yesterday’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting the President took his cabinet members by surprise when he announced that someone was celebrating his birthday, asking the members to guess.
When none of the ministers could provide answer, Jonathan eventually reminded them that May 6, 2015 marked his 5th year in office as substantive President.
“Today, we will not say the national prayer. Somebody is celebrating birthday so we will offer special prayers for him. Two very godly people will pray, Nebo and Yuguda. Do you know the person?”
When they could not answer, he said: “On May 6, exactly five years today, I was sworn-in as substantive President.”
Jonathan told his cabinet members that instead of the usual national prayer, two members of council, a Christian and a Muslim should offer prayers.
Minister of Power, Professor Chinedu Nebo said the Christian prayer while the Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda said the Muslim prayer.


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