Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience, Formercently welcomed their first grandchild, dedicated the baby at the World Illumination Ministry in Gwarimpa, Abuja on Sunday.
A statement from the former president’s media team did not disclose the name or gender of the baby.
Speaking at the event, Jonathan said “I will just thank God for all he has been doing for our country and I also thank you all for the prayers for the good of our country. Whenever I am talking to Christians and other believers depending on their faith, I always urge them to pray for the country.
“Every nation has to go through two periods; period of adversity and period of joy. For Christians if you read the Old Testament you sometime think that the whole world was going to end but God has a reason for everything.
“No matter the circumstances we are going through today, I believe that with the prayers, diligence and hardwork of Nigerians, God will see this nation through all its tribulations. I always say that the key and constant thing is Nigeria, and not who is leading the country. It could be Jonathan today, it could be Buhari, Obasanjo, Shagari, Babangida, Abdulsalami today, and it could be anybody else.
“We have all played our part. And as we progress others will take over. Maybe some of the people that will take over tomorrow are also here in this church.”
“The world we are seeing today is so different from the world we saw some years back. In fact when we were in secondary school, books we used to read about the gladiators in our history books, and they were operating more like in another world… But today we have crisis all over the world, not just Nigeria,” he said.