Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has appealed to Nigerians to join hands with the country’s leadership in the task of rebuilding the country towards the desired potential.
Amid the numerous socio-economic and political challenges currently afflicting Nigeria, Akeredolu expressed the belief that the obstacles are surmountable and that Nigerians can still achieve the Nigeria of their dreams.
The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Oladunni Odu, during 63rd Independence Anniversary thanksgiving service held at the Chapel of Grace, Government House, Alagbaka, Akure, the state capital, stated that with the support of Nigerians, Tinubu can navigate the nation’s ship out of its current state of difficulties.
He said: “Although we are facing a myriad of problems at the moment, I assure you that they are not insurmountable. The truth is that frantic efforts are being made to solve all these problems and bring succour to our people.
“It gladdens my heart that the present administration is not leaving any stone unturned in making sure that we survive this trying time. I enjoin our people to exercise patience and also double our efforts in moving Nigeria forward.”
“We will persist in our efforts to foster true federalism. We must be dedicated to addressing the root causes of our national issues. The welfare of our people should accelerate our resolve for development.”
Ealier, the officiating minister, Rev. Canon Oluwasina Ajayi of the Capel of Grace, who noted that the continued existence of the country is a sign of divine intervention, appealed to Nigerian leaders to discharge their responsibilities to the people, saying Nigerians are passing through hardship.
He said: “There is little or no need for celebration with the present condition in the country. People are lamenting; Nigeria, which is the giant of Africa, is suffering. Nigeria is producing graduates with no jobs while we are battling with insecurity and corruption.
“How did we get to this situation we have found ourselves in? Something is wrong somewhere. God can still correct the situation in our country. We must change our mentality and our reasoning, and things will change for the better in this country.
“Presidents and governors cannot do it alone; they need our support, and with people’s support and prayers, God will turn around every bad situation in this country.
“Let us shun tribalism; let us embrace love. Let us love ourselves. This nation will be a better place. Let us be patriotic. It is time for us to think deeply by changing our mindset. Let us be prayerful and hope for a new Nigeria. It is our responsibility to pray for our country and leaders.”