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President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said although there might be minimal errors, he would continue to act in the interest of the country, reports The PUNCH.

He also said although Nigeria might be facing challenges like every other nations, the country would overcome its challenges like the Super Eagles did when they came from behind to defeat their Moroccan counterparts on Saturday.

Jonathan spoke at the Winners Chapel, Goshen City along, Nasarawa Road, where he worshipped alongside some members of the Federal Executive Council and some of his aides.

He said though as mere mortals, there might be errors, his administration’s commitment to do the right thing at all times was total.

The President said he would only do things that he would be able to defend before God.

He therefore reiterated his calls for prayers from all Nigerians.

Jonathan said, “I assure you this country will cross the bridge. Yes, we have challenges as a nation, even the most developed nations had passed through stages in the past even more challenging than we face today but what happened on Saturday in South Africa will be the story of this nation.

“Those of you who watched that match would know that it was not easy at the beginning, it was as if Nigeria was going to be demolished but all of a sudden the young men came very strong and we won.

“That is how it will be with the story of this country with your prayers and commitment we will get to the destination. The promised land has never been an easy one for any nation, it was not easy for the Israelites and I promise that myself and my colleagues will continue to do what is right for this country.

“The bishop said it all as mere mortals there may be errors but our commitment to do what is right is total. We will do our best but like I always say, whatever I do, I should be able to tell God why I did it. All what we require is your prayers and Nigeria will get to its destination.”

Earlier in his sermon, Bishop David Abioye, had said because the nation’s leaders were human, it was only prayers that would make them abide by the will of God.

While observing that when leaders made wrong decisions, the whole nation would be affected, the clergyman prayed for the leaders against any wrong decision.

He commended Jonathan’s recent decision to sign the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2013 into law, describing it as an example for other African leaders.

He said, “Our leaders are human, they are not angels, it is prayer that makes them to abide by the will of God. As we keep praying, God keeps guiding our leaders. When we pray they gravitate towards what is good. That’s why the church must keep praying. They are guided by our prayers. They are the targets of the enemy.

“When a leader makes a wrong decision, the whole people will be affected. Our leaders will not make wrong decisions. I want to, at this time on the behalf of the church, commend our President on one of the most recent decisions that he has taken.

“A decision in defence of the church, a decision in the defence of the morality of the nation. A decision that protects the culture of the black race which I also believe is pacesetting to other nations of Africa. That is the decision against the same sex marriage.”