President Goodluck Jonathan said on Saturday, April 25, 2015 that the pressures of being a Christian leader in Nigeria are very great .
The president stated this at the inauguration of a N300 million Jubilee Resort and Leadership Centre built by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Abuja on Saturday.
Jonathan said that Nigerians would always expect that if a Christian was governor of a state, there would be a difference.
“We expect that a Christian councilor, who prays everyday will behave differently from the councilor, who will go to the waterfront and throw eggs into the river,” he said.
He said that sometimes Nigerians conducted themselves in an inappropriate manner “because whenever certain issues come up, especially things involving money, you see the way people behave and you begin to wonder if this person ever prays.’’
Lauding the efforts of the group on the erection of the edifice, Jonathan urged the association to ensure that it used the centre to train future Nigerian leaders with strong moral and fiscal discipline.