Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), a former Head of State, has asked Nigerians to pray for President Buhari rather than tackling him over the country’s high level of insecurity.
On Saturday, July 10, the former Head of State delivered the keynote address at the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) 23rd anniversary and founder’s day celebration at the Obasanjo Space Centre in Abuja, with the theme: Rejigging the security architecture: imperatives for a second line of public safety; the Nigerian Peace Corps perspectives.
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Gowon, who was represented at the ceremony by Major General Chris Garuba (rtd), a former military governor of Bauchi State, stated the country’s issues are very heavy on the President.
“There is no nation in Africa that does not have challenges. Be it economy or security. Countries have challenges and Nigeria is not an exception. But again, the challenges are not permanent challenges. After a period of time, it will come to pass as we will have our peace and stability back.
We should not get discouraged. It’s like the COVID-19 period. It’s a phase; it will come and it will go.
If I am the President under the challenge of instability, economy and security problems, I will be sad. So don’t forget the President is a human being. The entire country is on his shoulders and it’s weighing him down.
Instead of confronting him, we should be praying for him. He needs our prayers and that is what I will recommend. Let us pray for our country and the leadership so that they can overcome all these challenges of insecurity, poor economy, terrorism, insurgency and all whatnot.”he said