Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has charged Nigerians not to lose hope in the survival of the country.
Obasanjo made this call on Tuesday, October 19, during a courtesy visit paid to him by the Coordinator of Christ Apostolic Church Prayer Camp, Ikeji Arakeji, Prophet Sam Olu Alo, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The cleric paid the courtesy visit to the former President after the morning session of a power-packed programme held at the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Isale Ake, Abeokuta with the theme: “The God of Our Fathers”.
Obasanjo said Nigeria, against all odds, will overcome the myriad of challenges it is presently facing.
He also noted that the theme of the programme was timely, commended the forefathers of faith.
According to him, the great faith in God as exhibited by our forefathers is all that is needed to weather the storm.
Quoting various bible passages including John 16 verse 32 to back up his words, Obasanjo said, “Even our forefathers had their own problems and challenges but they overcame the challenges.
‘We also have our own challenges but I believe that what we are passing through in Nigeria presently, we will overcome in Jesus’ precious name”.
Responding, Prophet Olu Alo appreciated Chief Obasanjo for his great efforts at building our great country Nigeria.
He prayed to God to grant good health and long life to the former leader for him to continually offer advice that will help in the development of the country.
Meanwhile, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Tuesday, October 19, urged former governors to stop fighting against their successors.
While urging the ex-governors to allow their successors to rule in peace, the MURIC urged Nigerian politicians to refrain from do-or-die politics.
The MURIC made this known in its Maolud-an-Nabiyy message signed by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola in Lagos.
Akintola said, “We seize the opportunity of this august occasion to appeal to Nigerian politicians to eschew ‘do or die’ politics. The body language of our politicians in recent times is not encouraging, particularly after the recent party congresses held all over the country. Desperation, greed, and avarice are still boldly written on the foreheads of our politicians.”