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This country is too big, pray for Buhari to avoid Nigeria’s division – Gowon
The then Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has expressed worry that Nigerian could be disintegrated.
He called to pray for Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari.
Gowon mentioned some individuals with sinister intentions don’t need peace to reign within the nation.
He spoke on Thursday at a thanksgiving service and reception put together by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in honour of the recently elected Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, in Abuja on Thursday.
The former head of state, who was represented by Senator George Akume, the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, stated: “You (Pam) are coming into the office at a time that we have very serious security challenges.
Although he admitted that Buhari was doing rather a lot, he pointed out that the security challenges within the nation have been nonetheless apparent.
“I know President Muhammadu Buhari is doing a lot, but the challenges are still there. There are people with sinister motives, who wouldn’t want peace. I appeal to CAN to continue to pray, not only for Yakubu Pam but for the President and all of us and for your dear country, so that Nigeria will not go asunder.
“I once made a comment that this country is too big and versed with a population of over 200 million.
Quoting from a scholar, he said that we’re structurally complex and numerous. If our territorial integrity is weakened, Somalia will likely be a child’s play. We mustn’t toil with our unity…. We must re-establish peace, push ahead our agenda for our territorial integrity. We must assist the President. We can take our nation to the following degree because we’ve got the human and materials assets to take action.”
Ovie Omo-Agege, the Deputy Senate President, who was one of many outstanding individuals at the occasion, additionally stated that Nigeria needed non-secular tolerance.
The deputy senate president advised the newly ordained NCPC boss to be a representative of change and preach tolerance and love amongst Nigerians.
His phrases: “We need to sustain and improve intra-religious and inter-religious harmony among Nigerians for which you’re well-known.
“I trust that you’ll bring your wealth of knowledge and experience in the teachings of Christ, to propagate tolerance and love in our country. These will help reduce violence, religious intolerance, and brigandage in the country.
On his part, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, CAN President compelled the NCPC executive secretary to all the time to be courageous and take the proper steps, regardless of the situation.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, instructed Pam to carry out with the fear of God in his new office.
Minister of Women Affairs Pauline Tallen additionally called for peace within the nation and suggested the NCPC boss rise up to the occasion and condemn violence.
Pam pledged to not disappoint Buhari, the Christian community, and the entire country in the carrying out of his duties.