The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu has said that Nigeria is currently facing a crisis.
Mr Tinubu stated this on Friday during the 8th Day Firda’u Prayer for the first Civilian Governor of Lagos, Late Lateef Jakande, held on Friday at his residence in the Ilupeju area of Lagos state.
He said: “Nigeria is currently facing a crisis; a crisis of insurgency, banditry in all aspects of security, but God Almighty that made this country as one of the largest and most resourceful country will protect us.
”I appeal, in his memory today, for us not to turn whatever challenges we are facing right now into ethnic, tribal and religion crises.
”If there is a crisis, where do we go? We will submerge entire West Africa, there will be no enough space to accommodate us.
”Those who have seen the effect of war, the effect of tribal conflict, of religion conflict, will never want it for Nigeria.
“We pray to God to strengthen our mind, guide our faith, put peace and bring peace unto this land, may Allah bless all of us,” Mr Tinubu said.
Meanwhile, the APC Leader prayed that the Almighty Allah, who gave the country huge potentials to be recognized globally, would deliver it from its crises.
He noted that those who have seen the ten effect of the war in terms of tribalism, religion and all sort would avoid its repeat by all means.
“Nigeria is currently facing a crisis of insurgence, banditry and all aspect of insecurity. May the almighty that make this country huge in potentials protect and salvage us all.
“Only Almighty Allah will judge the unfaithful and will direct us on the right path. It is left for you, myself and everyone.
“Those who have seen the effect of the war on tribalism and religious conflicts will never want a repeat of such.
“We pray to God to strengthen our mind and bring peace to this land,” he said.
Mr Tinubu, who said the deceased is a colossal loss to the state and country, described himself as a lucky one for using the deceased’s house as his cradle of politics and journey to political life.
He recalled that Mr Jakande told him to vie for the position of a Senator, praying to God for prudent, honest and future priority leaders like Late Alhaji Lateef Jakande.
“If I start to write about Alhaji Jakande, I will write an epistle. I am a lucky one. This is the house where I started to become a politician and my journey to political life.
“Alhaji Jakande told me to go to the senate. He said we need many like you.
“We pray for Lagos state and Nigeria to give us more leaders that are prudent, honest, that give priority to the future like Alhaji Lateef Jakande,” he stated.
“Lagos will have a day to celebrate Alhaji Jakande because we need to bring history to students so that we can
“We are going to set up a different day when Lagos will celebrate this man.
“The lesson is for all of us to reflect on how well am I using my voice to change the course of mankind.” He said.
While giving a lecture earlier, Sheik Habeebullah Adam Abdullah harped on the fact that good Good conduct is an act of worship.
He added that good interpersonal relations are an act of worship, saying that the Lord does not just create us but to serve him with all our hearts.
The lecturer, therefore, urged all the leaders to learn from the deceased as his name will never be erased in the minds of Lagos state specifically and that of Nigeria generally.
Dignitaries present at the event were Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi; Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; and Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa.
Former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba; Former Inspector-General of Police, Musiliu Smith and so many others.