I Can Not Give Your Letter To Boko Haram, First Lady Tells Nigerian Children

Yesterday while celebrating the 2014 children’s Day at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, in Abuja, the first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan advised children and Nigerians to stop abusing her husband because God made him the head of state.

Addressing the children further and quoting the scriptures, she said it is non-biblical to abuse ones parents and leaders of a nation.  

“The Almighty God commands us to pray for our leaders. We therefore need to pray for the development of our country and the President. Remember that a child that abuses his father and mother is disobeying God’s commandment because the Bible says in Exodus 20:12 that you should honour your father and mother so that you may live long in the land that the Lord your God has given you.”

They also presented letters to her to give the president and the Boko Haram sect, but the first lady responded and said she will give their letter to the president, but can’t give Boko Haram sect because she does not know who they are. Her words;

 “Let me thank the children that gave me a letter to give Boko Haram. Well, I have received your letter, but I am not the one to give it to Boko Haram because I don’t know Boko Haram and I have never seen Boko Haram. But I will give it to the NSS or the Chief of Defence Staff who will submit your letter accordingly.

“To my children, thank you for your letter. Thank you for your deliberation. I have received what you gave to me. I will make sure I pass it to the President because it is addressed to him and the other one is addressed to Boko Haram. That is why the two are different,” she said.