An Easter service at Our Saviour’s Church (Anglican Communion) in
Lagos was interrupted following a power outage yesterday during
President Goodluck Jonathan’s speech leaving him to use a
The incident was both embarrassing and funny as the President stood
cut off about six minutes into his speech, he made a joke saying, the
power was deliberately put out in order to remind him of the urgent need
to tackle the problem in the country.
“They know that I’m here; that’s why they took light, at least to
remind me that I must not sleep until we stabilise power. God willing,
next year they will not take light,” Jonathan said.
The event which was at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos also had ex
President, Yakubu Gowon, in attendance. According to reports, he too had
earlier been interrupted by an outage for few minutes before the
President mounted the podium to deliver his message.
In his speech, President Jonathan urged Nigerians to “live within
peace and love,” while echoing Gowon’s famous civil war quote, saying
“to keep Nigeria as one is a task that must be done.”