President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday has said that terrorism will not stop Nigeria from moving forward.
Speaking at the 2014 Democracy Day Interdenominational Church Service with the theme “Love The Lord…and your Neighbour” in Abuja, Jonathan described those who were behind the violence in the country as evil forces who were planning to bring down his government but they have failed and so will the terror.
“Terror will not stop this country from progressing. We know that these terrorists are human and they are evil men. Definitely, they are among those we categorise as evil forces.
“You can imagine if this government had not been facing these distractions within this period, definitely, we would have moved farther than this,” Jonathan said.
He further explained that 4 or even 10 years were not enough to develop a nation because nation-building is a continuous process.
Jonathan assured Nigerians that despite the security challenges in the nation, 2015 elections would hold as scheduled.
According to the president, the abduction of the Chibok girls was a major dent on the country’s security, adding that with prayers the girls will be seen by security personnel.
Quoting from the Holy Bible, the President said nothing could separate Nigerians from the love of God because forces of retrogression had always remained part of human history.
Jonathan said he believed that God is our side and therefore forces of evil and darkness will never prevail.
He therefore called on all Nigerians, Christians and non-Christians who pray, to continue to pray for the nation.