If the Leadership is Bad, Wait Till Next Election for Amendment, Tinubu Urges Confused Nigeria

If the Leadership is Bad, Wait Till Next Election for Amendment, Tinubu Urges Confused Nigeria
Bola Ahmed Tinubu
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has encouraged Nigerians, especially religious leaders to stop denigrating the country in the course of registering their dissatisfaction with the incumbent administration.

He advised the 2024 Iftar Dinner with the Traditional Rulers and Religious leaders in the country on Thursday, March 28th, 2024.

At the dinner, President Tinubu restated his commitment to end insecurity and other social vices battling the country while calling in the religious leaders

The president encouraged the traditional, Islamic, and Christian leaders at the dinner to educate their congregations on how to love the nation citing the importance of the sermons delivered at churches and mosques.

He said, "Yesterday in Abuja, I attended the burial of the 17 soldiers killed in action at Okuama, Delta State. I saw their pregnant wives and little kids.

"The love of the nation is in your hands. Pray for our country. Educate our children. The sermons we preach to the members of our churches and mosques are important.

"Do not condemn your nation. As a Yoruba man and as our fathers will say, ‘No matter how slippery the bottom of your child is, you must leave the beads there.’

"Leave the beads there. This is your country; do not condemn it in sermons, do not abuse the nation. Leadership is meant for change.

"Yes, this leader is bad, fine. Wait until the next election to change him, but do not condemn your country. Do not curse Nigeria. This is a beautiful land.

Also speaking at the dinner, Vice-President Kashim Shettima emphasized the pivotal roles of religious and traditional rulers in promoting peace and unity, urging them to continue to "build bridges that transcend ethnic and religious divides."

The Vice-President expressed delight that the nation’s economy is on a rebound, noting the strengthening of the naira against the dollar.

He said, "The President means well for the nation, and he has continued to redefine the meaning and concept of modern leadership.

"For many years, fuel subsidy was an albatross. The President took a bold decision from day one, and he hit the ground running. Now the economy is turning the corner," the Vice-President said.

Speaking on behalf of the Traditional Rulers Council of Nigeria, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, assured the President of the unwavering support of traditional rulers and commended the government's efforts to address the hike in food prices and the security challenges.

"You are not alone, Mr. President. The prices of food items and goods are gradually coming down. You are doing your best on security, and we cannot allow you to do it alone. We will join hands to support your vision for the betterment of our nation," the Ooni said.

Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, Emir of Zazzau, speaking on behalf of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), highlighted the significance of Ramadan as a period of reflection, empathy, and unity.

On the security situation in the country, the Emir of Zazzau, who represented the Sultan of Sokoto and President General, of NSCIA, expressed optimism that the country will return to peace and stability.

"I am happy to see representatives of Muslim and Christian communities in this room. I pray God Almighty blesses the President for him to do more to take the country to the Promised Land," the Emir prayed.

Apostle Samson Fatokun, General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), noted that the Ramadan dinner with religious and traditional leaders, coincided with Maundy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter, observed in commemoration of Jesus Christ's institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper.

The General Secretary, who delivered the address of CAN President, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, commended President Tinubu for fostering a harmonious relationship between the State and the Church.

"We are encouraged that your administration has shown great determination in tackling the challenges of kidnapping and banditry and bringing to justice the perpetrators of this dastardly act.

"We shall continue to show our support to your administration so that you can execute your noble intention for the nation," the CAN General Secretary said.



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