A former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, has said Nigeria’s current political and security challenge can be solved if leaders at all levels shed their egos, forgo their selfishness and renew their commitment to the people who elected them.
In his Easter message to Nigerians, Tinubu said only a bi-partisan approach can curb Boko Haram and secure the country and the insurgents need to be curbed urgently too.
According to Tinubu, Nigeria has no business with poverty, insecurity and massive unemployment as we have abundant natural resources and human capacity, adding that the Nigeria of today is not exactly the kind of Nigeria the country’s founding fathers envisioned.
“Let all men of goodwill, irrespective of party, religion or creed come together to find a solution to this unending and unconscionable killings and shedding of blood. We cannot continue to dance on the graves of our dead children and compatriots and claim that we were elected to lead them. Nigerians deserve better. They deserve peace. They deserve a government that can apply itself to the task at hand,” he said.
While wishing Christians a happy Easter celebration, called on them to continue to pray for Nigeria so that God intervene and turn things around for the country.
He said, “As we remember the death of Jesus and celebrate his resurrection, we must never forget that if not for the sacrifice he made for all, there could never have been a celebration and hope for a better future. Such is the message of Easter to all our leaders to make the sacrifices necessary so that our country will be better”.
“We must all pray that God will provide Nigeria with leaders who are God fearing and with the vision and will to embark on the kind of change the country needs.
“May the spirit of Easter nudge us all in that direction of selflessness and service to our motherland.”