President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said that Nigeria’s problems instead of reducing were increasing overtime.
Jonathan said that the country would have know harder times, but for the prayers of Nigerians, adding that God was able to see the country through hardship, just like the days in the bible.
The President said this in the Christ Apostolic Church, Area 1, Durumi, Abuja.
He said, “One of the reasons I go round churches, at least in Abuja, is to thank my brothers and sisters for the prayers they have been having for the country, the government and me.
“We are facing a lot of challenges now as a nation. The challenges did not start today but somehow, instead of abating, the problems started increasing for one reason or the other.
“But I am convinced that it would have been worse than this but for your prayers. With the prayers you continue to offer to God, God will see us through.
“I always say that whenever I read the Bible, especially the Old Testament, particularly the journey of the Israelites from Egypt to the promised land, the kind of challenges they faced; their confrontations, the wars up to the days of King David, they were always fighting. You may need to ask, why should children of God continue to be fighting?
“I believe what is happening to us is not even as serious as sometimes the passages we read in the Bible and God saw them through.”
Jonathan pledged his support, saying his administration would continue to do its best to make the country better.
According to him, if the steady progress is sustained, Nigeria will be a better place in the next four or five years.
He added, “The God we believe in will see us through. What I will request from you is to continue to pray for us.
“For me and members of my team, in spite of the challenges, we will continue to do our best.
“As a nation, we have not reached where we want to go, definitely not. But we are coming up with a number of policies.
‘‘Those who are taking pain to look at what we are doing will agree with us that if we progress as a nation steadily in this manner, in the next four or five years, this country will be a better place.