Ex-First Lady, Patience Jonathan urges Nigerians to embrace peace
Former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan has made a case for peace in the country, stressing that Nigeria need peace and unity to develop and inculcate the right values in her children. Mrs. Jonathan made the call on Thursday while speaking as the Special Guest at this year’s Graduation, Speech and Prize Giving Day of El-Amin International School in Abuja.
Noting that the country needs peace at this time, Mrs. Jonathan commended the children of the school for the welcoming drama sketch which celebrated peace and unity.
She said further: “The theme of this drama no doubt speaks to our reality today. We need love and we need peace in our country. We need unity. Once we are united in love, nothing can divide us. When we live together and celebrate together in peace, we can build a country of our dreams.
“Where ever I am, I preach peace. That is why people call me Mama Peace. Whether it is morning, afternoon or night time, I always preach peace. In a peaceful atmosphere, we will be able to inculcate the right values in our children, to ensure a healthy and peaceful nation.”
The former First Lady further commended the graduating children for their brilliant display at the event, stating that the children would grow up to occupy important positions in the society.
“As I look at the children, I can see future doctors, engineers, journalists, lawyers; I can see future Presidents and future First ladies.”
Mrs. Jonathan also praised the founder of El-Amin International School, late Mrs. Mariam Babangida, describing her as a wonderful woman whose achievements are worthy of emulation.
“As she opened such an amazing school, I believe that the teachers are following her vision to give the best education and inculcate the best values in the children. We have just seen evidence of that in what the children have displayed here.”