Jonathan marks 5 years in office with prayers




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(Sundiata Post) – President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday before the commencement the Federal Council (FEC), marked five years taking over the leadership Nigeria as substantive president, with prayers and thanksgiving. The President sworn-in May 6, 2010 by the then (CJN) Justice Aloysius -Alu after the of late President Umaru Yar’Adua. The President, dressed in light brown agbada with matching cap, after the recitation of the and national pledge, shocked council members when he said there not going to be a national prayer (the second stanza of the ), but rather two ministers close to God were to prayer for of the members who marking birthday. The surprised council members were asking each other whose birthday it , while they were wondering whose birthday it was,

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President Jonathan then asked them to guess whose birthday it was. When none them was forthcoming, President Jonathan then reminded them that 6th May, 2015 marks 5th year anniversary as substantive President. The cabinet members broke into tumtultous clapping followed by laughter, with many nodding in appreciation. He then nominated the Minister Power, Professor Chinedu Nebo to say the Christian prayer while the Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda, said the Muslim prayer. After the national pledge, Jonathan said: “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: “ May 6, exactly five years today, I was sworn-in as substantive President.”