Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Revd. Nicholas Okoh, has lauded Jonathan for identifying with what he called the overwhelming majority of Nigerians, by signing the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2013 into law despite protests from outside the country.
He described the signing of the Bill into law as the hallmark of democracy.
The Primate made this remark at a service held at the Aso Rock Chaplain on Sunday during a thanksgiving by the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission for the success of the 2013 pilgrimage to Israel.
Earlier in his sermon, titled, “Forget not all His benefits,” the Anglican primate had likened Nigeria to an individual on a pilgrimage to a particular destination.
He said, “Life is a pilgrimage. Every individual is on a pilgrimage. Even Nigeria is on pilgrimage to an appointed destination in Africa and the world.
God cannot make a mistake of creating a large number of people and place them in a place called Nigeria without a purpose. There is a purpose for Nigeria”.
“Qualities that will make Nigeria succeed in its pilgrimage include patience. Nigerians sometimes can be impatient. The task of nation building calls for patience”. The clergyman observed.
He also urged him not to give up but continue to persevere until he leads the nation to the promised land.