Former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Rahman Mimiko, said confidently in a statement issued over the weekend that Nigeria can surmount its current challenges.
Mimiko through his Special Assistant on Media and Digital Communications, John Paul Akinduro, said it only requires the determination of the citizens for Nigeria to once again become the great country it used to be.
According to him, though Nigeria has lost prominence amongst its counterparts, it will again become great if everyone decided to act right.
The former governor urged Nigerians to be strong in their prayers and unwavering in their convictions as the 2023 general elections draw near.
Mimiko said: “As the 2023 elections draw nigh, it is time for all to walk the talk and work assiduously for equity, justice and fairness in all our dealings with one another as citizens.
“Let me restate that Nigeria’s challenges are temporary and will be surmounted if Nigerians are determined to rework its charter of association and pursue justice and fairness in choosing those who will steer the ship of the country.
“We must never forget as we race towards another election year that the country is structurally defective and that we must factor the need to, as a matter of urgency, restructure to make it easier for us to develop by creating healthy competition among the federating units.”
While praying for brighter times for the country, he charged all levels of government to prioritize, among other things, the security of every Nigerian no matter where they live or work.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday prayed for Nigeria as the country marked its 62nd Independence.
Adeboye while delivering a sermon at the national headquarters of the church, said the country is at war, hence Nigerians should not deceive themselves.
The renowned cleric who spoke on the topic ‘PEACE IN THE LAND’, asked the congregation, Christians all over the country to pray for Nigerian leaders, those in public offices and traditional rulers.
Speaking on the challenges faced in Nigeria, Adeboye noted that as many times the country’s power generating set (The National Grid) has collapsed, there was always light in the Aso Rock Villa.
The gospeller went on to lament the growing insecurity in Nigeria, recalling how a state governor narrowly escape assassination by bandit terrorists.
“If we are talking about security, governors should have it. But someone who is surrounded by security guards could not go to his farm freely”, Adeboye noted.
“Recently, I asked for the cost of a flight ticket from Lagos to Abuja and I was told it’s around N280,000.
“I shouted because I remember it was about N67,000 some time ago. However, I was informed why the price went up“, Adeboye said.
Pastor Adeboye at the end of his sermon, prayed for perfect peace in Lagos, Nigeria at large.
This article was originally published on Naija News