Jonathan said this in a remark at the centenary interdenominational thanksgiving service at the Ecumenical Centre, Abuja, yesterday.
“We have our challenges, but definitely we have more opportunities in this country than the challenges.
“Our challenges are very ephemeral; other countries have passed through even more difficulties but they survived them and celebrate.
“Go to the history of other big and developed countries, you will thank God. Though our own seems very bad but God is still with us.
“Surely, Nigeria will get there, I have a great hope for this country in spite of the temporary challenges that we are facing.
“We will work hard to make sure that these challenges must be dealt with and reduced to the
“I appeal to all of us to show love more than ever before to one another regardless of tribe, religion or race”, he urged. (NAN)