of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to always remain positive and speak positively about
the country in spite of the present economic recession, saying it will
made the call at the 7th National Prayer Breakfast organized by
National Assembly with the theme: “A tree and its fruits: is yours a
blessing or a curse to Nigeria,” on Thursday in Abuja.
Secretary to Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal represented the President.
This is what he said….
Christians and political leaders, we must strive to be the light of the
world speaking positively concerning the state of the nation.
hard times we are in, require leaders who are aware of the situation to
stand in the gap to see how to turn the situation around.
to him, Christian leaders have forgotten to look at the positive side
of issues and the opportunity it presents for the good of all.
have total faith that Nigeria will emerge from this crisis strong,
united and prosperous, this will come to fruition in the lifetime of
as Christians and leaders we should all thank God for the opportunity
to be key player in this time of economic meltdown,” Lawal admonished.
Rev. Abu Bako, in his keynote address, charged leaders to rise up and take responsibility of making Nigeria a blessed nation.
said that Nigeria was founded upon water so that she can bear fruits
and flourish, adding “we are all instruments of transformation and our
role is to make Nigeria great.
urged political and religious leaders to behave like persons who would
not steal from the people’s wealth, but have the interest of the people
“Let us behave as God-fearing persons, who have the interest of its citizen and welfare at heart and not behave as politicians.
must be able to take Nigeria to a place of her destiny praying for
clarity of vision for our leaders who are leading us,” Bako stressed.
He urged Nigerians to be instruments of transformation and be carriers of blessing where ever they go speaking positively.
“When the nation seeks God’s face then the Lord will heal our land,” he added.
to him, as a nation we have responsibility to build Nigeria and not to
tear it down our action, inaction and the words of mouth.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the atmosphere was eventful
with inspirational songs from popular gospel artist Samsong, Jamaica and
Lester Lewis who sang the national anthem with reggae tune. (NAN)