The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator George Akume, has called on Nigerians not to give up on the government adding that there is hope for the future.
The SGF urged support and collaboration for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s “Renewed Hope” program, which seeks to advance the nation in a way that benefits all parties.
Akume stated this during the “National Solemn Assembly: A Day of Praise, Worship, and Thanksgiving to God for Nigeria,” which took place over the weekend at the National Ecumenical Center in Abuja.
Although he acknowledged that Nigeria was a gifted nation, he pointed out that it had lacked visionary leadership.
He consequently asked everyone to pray for the prosperity of the country’s leadership.
He said: “We need prayers not only for the leadership but also for our country. We have an extraordinary man, elected by Nigerians to lead the country for a period of four years. He needs our prayers to succeed.
“One of the former presidents, during the unveiling of President Tinubu’s manifesto, said that he (Tinubu) did it in Lagos and that he would do the same for the rest of the country.
“Now, when you look at the renewed hope agenda, you have hope for this country and hope for a better tomorrow.”
Speaking further, the SGF reiterated a strong belief in Nigeria’s potential, citing its natural resources and wealth, said: “Nigeria is undoubtedly a gifted country; we are rich in natural resources, including minerals, both solid and fossil. However, we need a visionary leader to guide us, and that is what God has provided for us.”
Rather than concentrating on the things that divide Nigerians, Akume also advised the media to keep covering the things that bind the nation’s citizens together.
He said, “There are things that unite us more than what leads to irritations. We tend to create the impression that we have irredentist movements in this country, but that is not true.
”Nigeria will continue to exist, and with your prayers, it will continue to be the envy of the world in all its glory.”