President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said that he was disturbed when he received the news of the multiple bomb explosions that rocked churches in Kaduna and Zaria while he was in a church service.
When invited to give his remarks at a special service to commemorate the 2012 Father’s Day at the Aso Rock Chapel, Presidential Villa, a visibly disheartened Jonathan who battled to maintain a calm composure said he received the news of the blasts just as the service was going on.
The president said, “I was sad when I got the information that while we were here worshiping, there were explosions in Kaduna, and since I don’t even know the casualty rate and what is happening I have been quite sad and I didn’t even want to say something.
But when your priest orders you, you must say something.”
He, however, said he had since turned to God for consolation, adding that the Omnipotent was the One who is capable of handling every situation and healing the nation.
In his message entitled “Sovereign Fatherhood of God”, guest speaker Prof. Jerry Gana, who had earlier blamed failure of leadership of homes for the rot in the society, noted that, to build a solid society, the people must build a good family by raising responsible and God-fearing children.