“Nigeria will not experience civil war again” – Ogun State Governor
The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun says Nigeria will neither experience any civil war nor break-up.
Abiodun made the statement when he hosted the League of Imams and Alfas at his country home, Iperu in Ogun State as part of the Eid al-Adha celebration.
According to the Governor, Nigeria is presently going through a difficult time owing to insecurity adding that the socio-economic challenges confronting the country will be eventually surmounted.
“This country will not break into two; nothing will happen to us in this country, we will not go into civil war, the unity of this country is non-negotiable, God will give us peace in this country, He will give us rest.
“As a government, we will try our best, please continue to pray for us,“ he urged the clerics.
While calling on the citizens not to give up, but continue to have faith and trust in God, Governor Abiodun noted that no problem is too big for God to resolve.
“I have a mountain-removing faith in God because He alone can do the impossible.“
He further harped on the need for Nigerians to unite and fight their common enemies as the diversity of the country remains her strength.
The Governor advocated for religious tolerance among adherents of different faiths while admonishing the citizens to imbibe the virtues of Prophet Ibrahim, who was regarded as the Father of Faith for absolute trust and faith in God.
Governor Abiodun explained that his administration in the last two years had been fair to all irrespective of religious beliefs, adding that numerous projects had been executed in each of the 236 wards of Ogun state in line with the inclusive approach.
The Wakeel Musulumi of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta, Sheik Iskeel Lawal called for the recruitment of Islamic Studies teachers into public schools as well as the government’s assistance in the construction of a permanent secretariat for the League of Imams and Alfas.