Oba Gbadebo stated this yesterday at a press conference held at Ake palace, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, to signal the commencement of week-long activities to mark his 70th birthday.
The monarch, while sharing his thoughts on Nigeria’s insecurity and unity in Egbaland, expressed satisfaction with his reforms in the process of conferment of traditional chieftaincy titles which he noted is now bestowed only on deserving personalities.
The paramount ruler submitted that he remained fulfilled and had no regrets in his life just as he urged Nigerians to be more security conscious and maintain peaceful co-existence in order to move the country forward.
“Nigeria today is not what it used to be 20, 30 years ago; there is so much insecurity. I want to appeal to all Nigerians: security for one is security for all,” he stressed.
“We all have to very vigilant and not think that only the police, the SSS and others would make us secured. We have to be more vigilant.
“I also appeal to those who want to fight for God to leave God alone to fight for Himself. You cannot force anybody to share your own thoughts or your way of worship. Let religion not be a dividing factor for us, let it not cut our country into pieces.
“Sectarian strife wherever it is found in any part of the world always destroys that place; it never makes anything. Let us maintain peace and cordiality among ourselves. Let us be our brother’s keeper and the nation will move forward in peace and tranquility, in progress and brotherlines”.